Saraki’s Travails Unnecessary Witch Hunt‎ – Arewa Youth

Saraki’s Travails Unnecessary Witch Hunt‎ – Arewa Youth

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By Alex Uangbaoje 

The President of Arewa Youth Development Associate, (AYDA)‎
Alhaji Imrana Wada Nas has described  the travails of Senate President Bukola Saraki  as “Unnecessary witch hunt” that can be avoided and resolved without much noise.‎

He said if the Senate President, Bukola Saraki is eventually arrested as ordered by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), the ruling party All Progressives Party ,APC should be rest assured that the party will torn apart.

Wada Nas, disclosed this in a chat with journalists today at Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat.‎

He also warned that if APC as a party at the centre, would allow such a very senior member, like the Senate President to be arrested for a controversial corruption  charges, without intervening now, that would mark the beginning of the  crisis that split the party.

He observed that there is nothing wrong in investigating any public office holder who violates the law, but insisted  the manner the Code of Conduct Tribunal is carrying out its constitutional duty on Saraki’s matter makes it impossible for Nigerian to “smell a rat”.

While querying the rational behind the arrest of a person that sworn twice as governor and senator without raising any issue of infractions about his assets declaration, the son of the late Wada Nas, said it is  ununfortunate that the Code Conduct Tribunal is just realising that there were inconsistencies with the senate president’s assets declaration.

Though he agreed that the law that established Code Conduct Bureau empowers it to inform the defendant about inconsistencies observed in his assets declaration form, he questioned why  it didn’t do that before prosecuting Saraki.

While recalling that there was an earlier order of the federal high court which summoned the parties on Monday, he also queried why the code of Conduct Bureau  still went ahead with prosecution.

“The code of Conduct Bureau alleged that Saraki made false declaration in his declaration form for public officers at the beginning and end of his tenure as governor of Kwara state between May 29 ,2003 and May 28,  2007”.‎ He said.

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