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APC Faults Call For Saraki’s Resignation

Posted: Sep 20, 2015 at 8:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Sunday, September 20, 2015, faulted the call on Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to resign following his current travails with the  Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over alleged faulty assets declaration.

Frank also condemned the CCB for issuing a warrant of arrest on the Senate President, saying that those calling on Saraki to resign were “ignorant and myopic.”

Frank in a statement in Abuja, said those who purportedly gave Saraki such an ultimatum to vacate his office on the basis of the allegations, which he noted are yet to be proven, are suffering from “acute kwashiorkor in terms of knowledge.”

Northern Ethnic Nationalities Unity Congress (NENUC), had on Saturday, September 19, 2015 given Senator Saraki a three-day ultimatum to resign his office or face mass protests from the members of the group and other Nigerian youth organisations.

However, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) members described the group as amorphous as adding that a quick check has shown that there was no such youth group  named: “Northern Ethnic Nationalities Unity Congress (NENUC).

“Therefore they cannot purportedly speak on behalf of northern youths as “you cannot put something on nothing,” the NWC said.

Frank stated that the organisation is not known to law and the people of the region it claims to represent, adding that the supposed convener, Bako Benjamin, remained a shadowy figure who was apparently paid to take a shot at a great man.

He said: “At best, NENUC is an impostor organisation hurriedly packaged to do a dirty job the behest of Saraki’s traducers, with the sole aim of assailing his towering image.

“Where were they when Saraki was governor? Where were they when he was chairman of the Nigeria Gogernor’s Forum (NGF)? Where were they when he blew the whistle on the fuel subsidy scam in the 7th Senate? Where were they when he contested and was elected Senate President?

“Let failed politicians not seek to make political capital from this set up against Saraki called asset declaration trial.”

“Their claim to have mobilised Nigerians to protest, should Saraki not heed their call to resign in three days, shows their level of desperation to deliver on the smear contract they have been awarded.

“Their ignorance of the law, that a man is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction, is also most profound.

“Is the judiciary no longer the last hope of the people? Saraki had faulted the charges against him as being politically motivated. He had also gone to the Federal High Court to seek redress.

“But those who are eager to get him out will do everything to stop the wheel of justice in this case, hence the warrant of arrest issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the spurious calls for his resignation.

He called Nigerians to disregard all calls for the Senate President to resign before the cases against him are determined by the courts as anything to the contrary would be a grave injustice on the person of Saraki and also a rape on our democracy.

“They have threatened to protest which I doubt because it is diversionary, but should they attempt it, they will meet Nigerians on the streets who will match them word for word and action for action,” he declared.