As the false assets declaration trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki gathers momentum at the Conduct Conduct Tribunal (CCT), members of the Nigerian senate have vowed to stand with their embattled colleague to the end of his travails.
The senators revealed this at the end of a close door meeting after the Senate plenary led by deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday.
Recall that the CCT chairman, Justice Danladi Umar, earlier this week, ruled that the trial of Saraki will be held on a day-to-day basis until it is concluded.
According to Premium Times, a group of All Progressives Congress senators, who had initially opposed Saraki’s emergence as president, had called for his resignation in view of his trial.
Kabiru Marafa, who speaks for the group, could not be immediately reached for comments.
The Senate also agreed to stand down the report of its Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions Committee on Mr. Marafa, a known critic of Saraki’s leadership.
The Senate on Wednesday also said it has suspended the proposed amendment of the CCT Act.
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