WHY BUKOLA SARAKI MUST RESIGN AS SENATE PRESIDENT
The Supreme Court today ruled that the case against embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, should continue. Senator Bukola Saraki is standing trial for corruption and false declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The fact that this case would proceed means that Senator Bukola Saraki is no longer fit to head the Red Chambers. The legislature is a very important arm of government and her independence should not be jeopardised. Standing trial for corruption, Senator Bukola Saraki would not be able to carry out his duties as Senate President without bias and compromise, it is therefore imperative that Senator Bukola Saraki resigns as Senate President pending the outcome of the trial.
Activities like the one for which Senator Bukola Saraki is charged have contributed in no small way to our national calamity. As we seek to set our nation on the path to true greatness, issues like these must not be taken for granted. Whether or not Senator Bukola Saraki is guilty as charged is left for the Tribunal to decide, however, remaining President of the Senate while being docked for such a serious infraction rubbishes our lawmaking apparatus, this is unacceptable. It is as a result that we, Change Organisation Nigeria, call for the immediate resignation of Senator Bukola Saraki as he is no longer fit to lead the Senate.
Engr Innocent Okoro
Change Organisation Nigeria