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Saraki Senate President planning to resign?

Saraki is said to have been presented with the option by some of his colleagues in the Senate after the end of his trial on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

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According to reports, Senate President, Bukola Saraki might resign from the position due to his ongoing corruption trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Saraki is said to have been presented with the option by some of his colleagues in the Senate after the end of his trial on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, according to Vanguard.

“I can confirm to you that at a special meeting held yesterday, we asked the Senate President to consider the option of resignation,” a senator, who chose to remain anonymous, said.

“We believe that doing so would preserve the institution of the Senate…this was just thrown at him this evening. We believe that he will do the right thing,” he added.

Saraki’s trial commenced on Tuesday despite attempts by his lawyers to stall it with an adjournment.

The plea for an adjournment was made by the Senate President’s counsel, Paul Usoro, who urged the tribunal to postpone the trial till Saraki’s application before the Abuja Court of Appeal is heard.

“Our prayer is for an adjournment not for stay of proceedings. We are asking for an adjournment based on our motion filed before the Court of Appeal for stay of proceedings of the trial before this tribunal‎,” Usoro said.

The request was however opposed by prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs who said that the motion filed by Saraki asking for stay of proceedings was illegal‎.

“Nothing can be built on an illegal process. You can’t build something on nothing. They will both crumble. This has become too much. My lord should refuse this application for adjournment,” Jacobs said.

Saraki had approached the Court of Appeal on Monday, April 4, to secure a stay of proceedings for the trial.

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