Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday said he would not yield to growing calls from Nigerians that he should step down amid growing corruption scandals.
Embattled Saraki said those demanding that he resign were sponsored by politicians who had always opposed his leadership since he emerged Senate President last June.
Special Adviser on Media to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu said In a text message that:
Saraki said he was not contemplating resignation. “There’s a case in the tribunal and a resultant appeal at the Court of Appeal,” the statement said
The underlining philosophy of our legal system is that an accused person is presumed innocent until found guilty.
“Those who are contemplating calls for resignation want to circumvent the judicial system. They are obviously being sponsored by some politicians. “The Senate President is not contemplating any resignation. He will surely have his day in court.”
Senate President Bukola Saraki is under fire over the 13-count corruption charge posed by the Code of Conduct Tribunal chaired by Justicechairman Danladi Umar