CCT: APC North Threatens To Reject ‘Political Verdict’ On Saraki

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The on-going trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is more of political than judicial and it must be stopped in the best interest of the ruling party, an APC youth group from the North Central has noted.

The youth group in conjunction with another under the aegis of Leaders of Thought In The North Central, said “this is necessary and urgent in order to avoid the polity been unnecessarily over-heated.”

The group spoke at an interactive session with the journalists in Ilorin, a few days ago.

In their words,; “we appeal to stakeholders in the party to urge those up in arms against the Senate President to sheath sword and allow peace to reign in the party. We call for the immediate end to the case before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)”, stating that they reject in its entirety the CCT’s ruling of ‎ March, 24th, 2016 (and its insistence that the trial must go on despite appeals from persons of eminence).
Senator Ahmed Mohammed who spoke on behalf of the group, asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to be indifferent to “the injustice and the abuse of legal system in the country by the CCT Chairman, Justice Umar Danladi.”

 

Mohammed said that “the recent pronouncement by eminent Jurists on the illegality of the CCT, and that it lacks the power to prosecute Saraki, was
enough to prompt presidential action on the perceived impunity of Justice
Danladi.”

“On our part, we  make bold to say that we would reject whatever is the outcome of this illegal and Kangaroo trial under Umar Danladi who himself is alleged to  have criminal charges hanging on his neck while  the Tribunal has also  been declared incompetent by eminent legal luminaries.”

Revisiting Saraki’s contributions to the growth of APC, Mohammed noted that, “if fair is fair, Dr Saraki deserves to be the most commended politician
in APC in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria, because APC had only the governor from the North, which is that of Nasarawa State
before Kwara joined.

 

Today APC is the ruling party in North
Central states courtesy of the outstanding role Saraki played with
others.”

-Akinlolu Abayomi