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Saraki In A Mess: Under Serious Pressure, Asked To Resign by nairaway(m) : 1:19 pm On Apr 06, 2016
Ahead of the expected judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, following the commencement of his trial over false assets declaration, embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki may be forced to throw in the towel by resigning from his position any movement from now.
In other not to be humiliated while in office, some senators including those who had vowed to remain with him to the end of his trial at court, are secretly pushing Saraki to resign as Senate President.
Some Senators who used to support him are now saying the evidences against him are overwhelming.
According to Vanguard, the option was thrown to him at a special meeting held by a group of senators loyal to him, who followed him to his residence in Maitama, at the end of his trial at the CCT.
But as Saraki is considering the option, senators of the ruling APC appeared to be at loggerhead with their counterparts in the opposition PDP over the Senate President’s successor.
While the APC senators are insisting on producing Saraki’s successor, those of the PDP are favorably disposed to anointing one of their own, a development that has further polarized the Red Chamber.
A senator of the PDP fold, who spoke to Vanguard on condition that his identity would not be mentioned, said Saraki was given the option of resigning basically to save the institution of the legislature.
"I can confirm to you that at a special meeting held yesterday, we asked the Senate President to consider the option of resignation. We believe that doing so would preserve the institution of the Senate," he said, refusing to speak further.
Asked whether the Senate President was considering the resignation option, the lawmaker said "This was just thrown at him this evening. We believe that he would do the right thing.
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