North- Central Leaders Seek Stoppage of Saraki’s Trial

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki

By Hammed Shittu

Leaders of Thought in the north- central part of the country, comprising Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, Niger, Nassarawa and Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) on Tuesday called for the immediate dismissal of the on-going trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

The group said that the CCT led by Justice Umar Danladi was allegedly playing double standard in the ongoing trial of Senator Saraki with the alleged vested interest of one of the leaders of ruling APC in the country.

Speaking at a press conference in Ilorin, Kwara state capital on Tuesday, the Leaders of Thought also said that they rejected in its entirety the CCT’s judgment of ‎ March 24th 2016.

Bearing inscriptions on placards, some said: “Saraki case is politically motivated”, “CCT operates two laws, one for Tinubu, one for Saraki”, “CCT judgement was biased”, among others.

The spokesman of the group, Senator Ahmed Mohammed on behalf of the people of north central zone called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to be indifferent to the injustice and abuse of legal system in the country as “being perpetrated” by Jistice Umar Danladi at the CCT”.

He 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 “impunity” of Justice Danladi”.

Mohammed added: “On our part we make bold to say that we would reject what ever is the outcome of this illegal and Kangaroo trial under Umar Danladi who himself was alleged to have criminal charges hanging on his neck while the tribunal has also been declared incompetent by eminent legal luminary.

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  • Bobo

    Which North central leaders?senator Ahmed Mohammed is a saraki boy from one of Kwara senatorial districts.From this write up what do you expect?

  • Blessing

    Let the North Central leaders or what ever they call themselves go to hell. They must have been promised something in return. Shame on them

  • Ashimi Akanmu

    To hell with whoever that supports corruption in whatever form. And to hell with the group rejection of the outcome of the justice process so far Nigeria constitution is compatible with the outcomes.

  • bigbang

    APC will lose some votes if they stop the trial.

    • Okafor

      They have started losing votes already. They lose more in future

  • ODOFIN, Lagos

    Is “eminent” lawyers the Nigerian courts? Supreme Court says CCT can go ahead with the case and you are saying eminent nonsense. Let Bukola defends himself and stop all these sponsored adverts and dramas. I smell two years imprisonment sentence for Bukola…

    • tuby NY

      Don’t mind these “morality-deprived” useless self-anointed leaders! They’re nothing for d youths 2 emulate self, they’re all about nothing but continuing stealing d country money n business as usual. I don’t think anyone of them can PASS ANY SINGLE INTEGRITY TEST– morally-bankrupt bunch of IDIOTS.

    • raji

      They believe on the so call eminent lawyer because they are doing their biding.