North Central leaders, CSOs kick against Saraki's CCT ordeal

By The Citizen

Political leaders in North Central Zone and coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) on Tuesday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the Leader of All Progressive Congress, not to be indifferent to the alleged injustice and alleged abuse of legal system in the country as, according to them, is being perpetrated by the Code of Conduct Tribunal headed by Umar Danladi.

Speaking during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, the political leaders under the aegis of Leaders of Thought North Central Zone, said that they rejected the CCT's judgment of ‎ last Thursday.

Spokesman of the group, Senator Ahmed Mohammed, stated that the recent pronouncement by eminent jurists on the alleged illegality of CCT' actions and that it lacks the power to prosecute the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and dock him like a common criminal were enough to prompt presidential action on the alleged impunity of the Danladi-led CCT.

He said, 'On our part we  make bold to say that we would reject whatever is the outcome of this illegal and Kangaroo trial under Umar Danladi who himself was alleged to have criminal charges hanging on his neck while the Tribunal has also been declared incompetent by eminent legal luminary.

'Therefore we call for the immediate dismissal of the on going trial at CCT but should this injustice and political persecution continue then Chief Ahmed Bola Tinubu  must be re -arraigned  immediately.

'The public condemnation of the judgement by erudite jurists and world class legal luminaries in the persons of foremost constitutional lawyer and academic; Prof. Ben Nwabueze, former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, former Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Samson Uwaifo and (rtd) many others too numerous to mention have hit the nail on the head that the trial is essentially political and was neither a drive to establish corruption nor in the interest of administration of justice.' Punch