Saraki vs. CCT: Reps Mandate Dogara To Meet Buhari, Explore Political Solution

House of RepsThe leadership of the House of Representatives is set to meet President Muhamadu Buhari over the perceived travails of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.
Saraki is currently standing trial on a 13-count charge bordering on corruption and false assets declaration before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on a 1
The decision of the House to meet with the President was sequel to a motion brought before the House under matters of urgent Public Importance by a member, Hon. Raphael Igbokwe with the title: “a motion on Nigeria’s 55 years of independence: need for vigilance”.
President Buhari on Tuesday said he would not intervene in Saraki’s trial, fearing that he could be successfully impeached if he tries to. He, therefore, said the law should be allowed to run its full course.
The lawmakers in their resolution passed “a vote of confidence on the leadership the National Assembly, urged all institutions of government to be guided by the rule of law and due process and avoid being used to undermine any arm of government”.
Following an amendment by the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, and Hon. Patrick Asadu, members at plenary yesterday mandated the leadership of the House to meet with Mr. Buhari “with a view to politically resolve all outstanding issues relating to National Assembly in the interest of Nigerians”.
His amendment to the original motion, which was also granted, included mandating the Speaker “to intervene in the issues and challenges being faced by the Chairman of the National Assembly (Saraki) with a view to finding a political solution and protecting the institution of the National Assembly as a whole for the interest of our democracy”.
Members while congratulating Nigerians on the 55 years of independence, urged Nigerians to continue to live in peace, harmony and charity with one another.

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