Gbajabiamila 'Saraki's trial not political' - Reps Majority Leader says

The lawmaker stressed that the leadership crisis is a thing of the past.

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The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has dismissed insulations that the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) is politically motivated.

Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, October 22, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, Abuja, Gbajabiamila said Saraki’s case is strictly a legal matter and has nothing to do with the All Progressives Congress (APC) or the recent leadership crises at the National Assembly.

 “I can’t comment and promote things that are unsubstantiated. You know, the problem is a legal problem and I don't know how you can treat constitutional, legal problems politically. If that be the case, perhaps I may not know,” he said.

The lawmaker stressed that the leadership crisis is a thing of the past.

He added; “Everything that has a beginning has an end. I don’t think and I don’t know if there is any leadership crisis in the National Assembly. I am not sure at what you are alluding to; I am not in the Senate. But the little I understand is that there is an issue involving the Senate President. That has nothing to do with the APC.

 “That has to do with the issue of law and I am sure the Senate President is being represented and he will have his day in court. If the matter comes up, I don’t think it is an APC issue; it is not an APC issue at all. There is no crisis, not in the House.

“It would be handled by members of the House. The correct thing is that justice is done, equity is done and once that is done, then there is not going to be a problem,”

When asked about the nature of his meeting with Buhari, Gbajabiamila said it was a routine visit, noting that he and the President discussed the issue of budget and a “few other House-keeping matters”

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