The senate of the Republic of Nigeria did not sit today. Reason; the Senate president went to the code of conduct tribunal for his case. It means that the people that are being paid by Nigerian people have refused to work because one of them is being charged for a case bordering on corruption. This is the Nigeria of today. The Senate has now been tied around Saraki and his troubles. We talk am o!!
If you have been reading this blog, you would have observed that we had predicted that things would happen and Saraki would do all he can to complicate matters. He is really doing so. Is he succeeding? I must confess he is finding a way round his issue. As we suspected all along, he is using the ministerial screening to his advantage.
He has smartly zeroed in on some ministerial nominees as bargaining chips as part of his game plan. Ofcourse he has, in a way, been able to find some ways around the judiciary. A man with the kind of means he has acquired (despite just only working as his fathers’protégé at defunct societe Generale) would surely find a way out with the Nigeria judiciary. Our Judiciary somehow stand no chance against “big men”. It’s like a dangote chasing your wife, you don’t stand a chance. This is quite unfortunate as regards our judiciary.
A man who is being charged in court for corruption acts as we speak is delaying the nomination process of people because of petitions? Does it make any sense? If you believe petitions shouldn’t make someone attain the position he desires then what makes your own case tenable? This is getting more bizarre by the day.
He has been able to bring complications into a case that should have started today. He has brought in the Appeal court to adjudicate in a case that hasn’t even started. It is very good to be a rich man o!! A simple case that demands that a man explains the criminal discrepancies noticed in his asset declaration forms has been turned into a “ whole mess” just because the man does not want to explain anything.
The CCB has adjourned the case to Nov 4 2015 because the appeal court must deliver her judgement in this instance which sounds reasonable. Ofcourse we all know the kind of behind the scene manoeuvres going on. However, it won’t work.
We would say this again, Saraki must answer those questions. He must allow the CCT run his course. It doesn’t matter if he had all the 108 senators follow him to the tribunal. It is not their money that we are talking about. It is money belonging to Nigerians that we are talking about. It is money that the ordinary people walking around Oja’ba in Ilorin desire. Once a case of alleged theft is in court it must run its full course. Attempt at arresting this case at its infancy by individuals can not be allowed to hold.
Sorry biko!! I just realized that the best way not to get prosecuted for stealing from my own people in Nigeria is to claim “witch-hunt” or “selective persecution”. Once I do that, all my “sins” would just disappear in the haze of generated confusion and complications. I just noticed it..I don gree…Ewolewoo!!
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