Leadership of the Senate on Friday said that it shut down activities on Thursday in solidarity with its President, Bukola Saraki, because of circumstances surrounding his ongoing assets declaration trial.
Deputy Leader of the Senate, Ibn Na’Allah, in an interview in Abuja that the senate believed that rather than prosecution, Saraki was being persecuted, hence the level of solidarity from the lawmakers.
According to Na’Allah, majority of the senators believe that the trial of the president of the senate by the Code of Conduct Tribunal is in no way a prosecution. “You see, it is a matter of belief and I am going to tell you in very clear language. “The belief of the 8th Senate and substantial number of the senators is that the trial of the President of the Senate is persecution rather than prosecution. Read more