Deputy Majority Leader refuses to back down on Saraki

By Post Nigeria October 22, 2015 14:24

Deputy Majority Leader refuses to back down on Saraki

Following report of plans to ensure that Senate President Bukola Saraki is given a political solution to substitute his stalled trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, the Senate Deputy Majority Leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah has denied any plans to relinquish his position as part of political pacts to ensure a soft landing and peaceful resolution for Saraki.

Na’allah stated this during Thursdays senate plenary, reacting to a THISDAY report Titled “…Saraki Offered Safe Landing if He Toes Party Line” where he was said to have agreed to resign his position in order to save Saraki from the legal turmoil’s at the CCT.

      “I read a report from a newspaper where it quoted that I have agreed to step down as part of a political solution in the case between Saraki and the CCT. I want to state here clearly that I have never spoken with anybody as regards this report. And just yesterday I read in a report published on the 21st of October where they said I have agreed to step down to allow for a soft landing for Saraki”

“The newspaper also quoted that a senator told THISDAY in confidence yesterday that the proposal had been made to Saraki as the only condition for a political solution to his ordeal at the tribunal.

“The senator said that while the deputy majority leader, Ibn Na’Allah, had agreed to step down provided he is given a Grade A committee of his choice to chair, majority leader, Ali Ndume, has rejected the proposal.”

“For the avoidance of doubt I want to say like our ministerial nominee Fashola stated that let there be no day that one’s loyalty is called into question.”

My loyalty is with my constituency and political party. And as a deputy senate leader my loyalty is with justice, equality freedom and above all the rule of law. I wish to tender the copy of the newspaper for record purposes.”

See: APC offers Saraki safe landing if he “plays ball”