Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District Dino Melaye has declared support for the embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki who is facing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Saraki is accused of false assets declaration. With fresh allegations coming up at intervals over the past few months, calls have increased for the Senate president’s resignation.
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A popular figure in the National Assembly who enjoys the support of several of his colleagues, Saraki had at several times had dozens of Senators accompany him to court. However, with the increasing pressure, and lack of support by his party (which many believe is behind his ordeal) loyalties are expected to start shifting.
If all the senators stop supporting Saraki, Dino Melaye says he wouldn’t.
“My brother and friend Sen. Bukola Saraki,if you have 1 trillion supporters I’m one,if you have one billion I’m one,if you have one million I’m one,if you have one thousound I’m one if you have ten I’m one,if you have only one supporter I’m one and if you have no single supporter it means I’m dead. No shaking. Four years tooo sure, Melaye wrote on his Facebook wall.