Saraki ‘Senate President should’ve resigned by now,’ Cleric says

The Diocesan Bishop, Egba Diocese (Anglican Communion), Right Reverend ‎Emmanuel Adekunle, has urged Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to resign due to his ongoing trial for corruption.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on March 24, 2016. play

Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on March 24, 2016.

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The Diocesan Bishop, Egba Diocese (Anglican Communion), Right Reverend ‎Emmanuel Adekunle, has urged Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to resign due to his ongoing trial for corruption.

 Adekunle made the call on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, while addressing journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

“Let the masses use their rights in cautioning their representatives from doing wrong things. It is here in Nigeria that a political office holder is accused of corruption, and such person will not deem it fit to vacate office for him/her to face his/her charges. This is not the case in a sane society,” he said.

“By, now, the Senate President, Saraki, ought to have toed a path of honour and step out of office, so as to allow for thorough investigation. His effort running from one court to the other to halt his trial shows that he is not a man of integrity.

“I will describe the action of the National Assembly on the move to amend the CCT Act, as that of shameless people, trying to cover their tracks. They are not doing it to save only one person, but to cover their own tracks as well. It is quite shameful.

“I think the constituencies where these lawmakers emerged from, should begin to think of how to recall them back home,” he added.

Saraki has been accused of asset declaration fraud, an offence which he allegedly committed during his tenure as the governor of Kwara State.

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