As popular opinion tilts towards the likely conviction of Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over allegations of false and anticipatory assets declaration, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-south Zone says that Saraki may, after all, be acquitted.
The national vice chairman of the party in the zone, Prince Hilliard Eta, said: “You see, Dr Saraki can also be found innocent in all of these allegations. This is one area that Nigerians have not bothered to look at”.
According to Eta, the charges against the Senate president are mere allegations until proven.
“It is incumbent on the prosecution to convince the court, beyond all reasonable doubts, that they (allegations) are true”.
The APC chieftain added that “Saraki has his defence team led by venerable Dr Kanu Agabi, whose job is also to convince and persuade the court to believe that Saraki is innocent of all the allegations filed against him.
“But what is important is what the law says. If Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki is found guilty at the end of the day by competent court of law it is as it should be”.
On the call for Saraki to resign from his position, Eta said: “If indeed the Senate president thinks that this court process is tempting, and that there is a moral burden for him to step aside, so that the hallowed chambers of the Senate can function in line with expectations of Nigerians, it should be within his right to do so”.