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Saraki 5 accusations made against Senate President since his inauguration

Saraki’s emergence led to crisis in his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) due to the fact that Senator Ahmed Lawan had been chosen as the party’s sole candidate.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki was inaugurated on June 9, 2015, after being unanimously elected by 57 senators.

Senator Bukola Saraki inaugurated as Senate President on June 9, 2015 play

Senator Bukola Saraki inaugurated as Senate President on June 9, 2015

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Saraki’s emergence led to crisis in his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) due to the fact that Senator Ahmed Lawan had been chosen as the party’s sole candidate.

Senator Bukola Saraki inaugurated as Senate President on June 9, 2015 play

Senator Bukola Saraki inaugurated as Senate President on June 9, 2015

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Since his victory, the Senate President has been plagued by a series of allegations.

Five of them are:

  1. Assets declaration fraud: Saraki is currently facing the Code of Conduct Tribunal after the Code of Conduct Bureau accused him of anticipatory declaration of assets and other offences.

  2. Lying about nationality: Saraki was accused by online platform, Sahara Reporters of lying about his nationality in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nomination forms with which he contested the National Assembly elections.

  3. Forgery of Senate Standing Orders: Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu are currently in court after a group of senators alleged that the Senate Standing Orders which led to their emergence were forged.

  4. Petty theft: Sahara Reporters also accused Saraki of committing petty theft and contributing to the crash of Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria (SGBN).

  5. Disrespecting Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo: Saraki is alleged to have snubbed a peace meeting called by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo saying that as a former governor, he couldn’t be seen to answer the summons of a ‘mere commissioner.’

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