CCT Trial: Why  We Can’t Help Saraki -APC

APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary Calls For Saraki’s Expulsion 
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki praying at the National Prayer Ground to mark the end of Ramadan fast in Abuja.
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki praying at the National Prayer Ground to mark the end of Ramadan fast in Abuja.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be fighting corruption and on the other hand interfere in the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)’s trial of the Senate President Bukola Saraki.

The party believed such act will be counter productive in the fight again corruption in Nigeria.

The spokesman of the party in the South-east caucus, Chief Osita Okechukwu, told newsmen yesterday in Abuja, said already the President have been accused of been selective in his anti-corruption crusade, adding any attempt to interfere in the trial will rubbish the war against corruption.

“I understand the sympathy of Baraje that our friend, the Senate President is at the tribunal, there is nobody who would not be concerned about it. He (Baraje) belongs to the school that alleges that Mr. Senate President couldn’t have been tried, if he did not become the Senate President that there are other Senators, Ministers and other public officers who have one thing in their cupboard, one skeleton in their cupboard or the other I am not dismissing that.

“For those who accused him of been selective also forget that if you are trying Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) as former NSA, you can’t try Osita Okechukwu because I wasn’t an NSA and lucklly for me, they didn’t call me when the Bazar was going on. You can’t try me for NIMASA, because I wasn’t the D-G of NIMASA , I wasn’t a contractor in NIMASA, I wasn’t a Consultant in NIMASA, I wasn’t a messenger in NIMASA.

According to him, “the sixteen years of the PDP calls them to question, because at a certain point, the oil was been sold at $147- $145 per barrel and we ask where is the money. But it is a human memory that today the Nigeria people cannot know who raped the Nigerian economy.

“So Baraje yes, I know where is coming from there is sense in what he is saying that had Doctor Bukola Saraki  did not contest for Senate President, may be he couldn’t have been tried that is a point that I may not be controverted. But on the other hand, for you also to say that Mr. President to stop the trial, is also neither here nor there, because, its goes against the tenet.

“Don’t forget the manifestoes of the APC,  I am a member of the Merger Committee and also member of the manifestos sub-committee. It became our first cardinal programme and if we don’t plucked all these loopholes even if fuel is sold at a $1000 per barrel, we are not going anywhere that is the truth of the matter, that is what the Chinese did.”

Osita described the current crisis in the APC as the usual characteristics of all major political parties across the globe, which he expressed optimism that APC would have a common ground and reach a consensus as the party bargain on the negotiation table.



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