Monday, March 27, 2017

Anti Corruption Body Demand Saraki's Impeachment for Embarrassing Nigeria

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has urged the Nigerian senate to impeach its president Bukola Saraki because he is "an embarrassment" to Nigeria.

This follows the indictment of the senate president by an EFCC report. The report alleged that Saraki diverted N19bn of teh Paris Club Refund sent to state governors in December 2016.


CACOL in a statement by its Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran, said Saraki should be “removed,” as his actions seem as one who is untouchable despite so many fraudulent allegations against him.

Adeniran said despite the various corrupt allegations against Saraki, he is yet to “prove his innocence in any of the plethora of allegations against him and this has become a norm; he never gives any logical explanation to exonerate him rather he most times, keeps mum and allows such allegations to die ‘natural deaths’.”

“Bukola Saraki becoming the Senate President was a tragedy; and the consequence is what the country is currently facing, this needs to be stated unequivocally! While he was the governor of Kwara State he never maintained a clean record, how come people like him with questionable background get to such exalted position? We need to introspect and act to avoid people that are apparently incurably corrupt or that have baggage that smacks of corruption from occupying our public offices. Let the truth be told!

“Considering the amount of embarrassment that he has continually caused the country as a whole, at this junction it is wise that we cast a ‘vote of no confidence’ on the so called Senate President; he should either resign or the processes for his impeachment should be commenced by Nigerians who want a better social co-existence than this appalling misrepresentation. We say loud and clear that ‘SARAKI IS NOT OUR SENATE PRESIDENT’!

“As we confront our reality and the need to act, we cannot continue to lower the bar in terms of intolerance for corruption. It is either Saraki proves his innocence or not, period! Enough of these distractions!! It is no longer about Magu, Ali, Dino’s certificate or whatever contortion that has been thrown so far. We as Nigerians owe this country the duty to make or mar it, beyond the conscious frivolities of the political class that has kept the vast majority in abject penury with so much effrontery.

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