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7 Mar 2016

SENATE WAR: 6 Senators Pledge Support For Saraki, Namely...

`The six senators, who openly declared their support for Saraki, represent less than 10 per cent of the total popula­tion of lawmakers in the Red Chamber.
The six lawmakers are: Rafiu Ibrahim; Pe­ter Nwaoboshi; Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Isa Hamma Misau Samuel Anyanwu and Lanre Tejuoso.
The senators, in a state­ment, said there was no truth about claims in some quarters that some lawmakers were discussing or thinking about Saraki’s successor because there was no basis for that.
Saraki is the only Senate President who, in less than one year, had votes of confi­dence passed on him by 85 of 109 Senators.
“If we have a motion for confidence vote today, we are sure that 90 Senators will en­dorse the Senate President.
“Let us make it clear, our position remains the same. The case against Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, is not a case of corruption. It is a case of political persecu­tion. Again, he remains in­nocent until the case has gone through the final floor of the judicial architecture. We have no doubt that the mischief will fail and so we are solidly be­hind him.”
“We want to alert the public that this is the typical method that those detractors of the Senate President have em­ployed since the beginning of the case last September.
We continue to stand by Senator Abubakar Bu­kola Saraki and nothing will change that,” the sena­tors stated.


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