The deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank, on Sunday, described those calling for the resignation of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki as ignorant and myopic.
In a statement he released in Abuja, he said those who purportedly gave Saraki such an ultimatum to vacate his office on the basis of unproven allegations, are suffering from acute kwashiorkor of knowledge.
According to him, a quick check has shown that there is no such youth group as, “Northern Ethnic Nationalities Unity Congress (NENUC), therefore they cannot purportedly speak on behalf of northern youths as “you cannot put something on nothing.”
He further stated that the organization is not known to law and the people of the region it claims to represent, adding that the supposed convener, Bako Benjamin, remains a shadowy figure who was apparently paid to take a shot at a great man.
He said: “At best, NENUC is an impostor organization hurriedly packaged to do a dirty job the behest of Saraki’s traducers, with the sole aim of assailing his towering image.
“Where were they when Saraki was governor? Where were they when he was chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)? Where were they when he blew the whistle on the fuel subsidy scam in the 7th Senate? Where were they when he contested and was elected Senate President?
“Let failed politicians not seek to make political capital from this set up against Saraki called asset declaration trial.
“Their claim to have mobilized Nigerians to protest, should Saraki not heed their call to resign in three days, shows their level of desperation to deliver on the smear contract they have been awarded.
“Their ignorance of the law that a man is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction is also most profound.
“Is the judiciary no longer the last hope of the people? Saraki had faulted the charges against him as being politically motivated. He had also gone to the Federal High Court to seek redress.
“But those who are eager to get him out will do everything to stop the wheel of justice in this case, hence the warrant of arrest issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the spurious calls for his resignation.
“Why the hurry to try Saraki, when it is apparent that the Chairman of CCT, Danlandi Umar, himself swimming in a pool of corruption allegations, would rather disobey the orders of a superior court of record that ordered that all parties to the case should appear before it,” he stated.
Frank further accused the ‘impostor group’ of attempting to infringe on Saraki’s inalienable rights to fair hearing by purportedly giving him ultimatum to resign before the cases are heard and disposed off.
He added: “The position of NENUC, even though does not represent the views of the people of North, are reminiscent of our dark past for which we pray never to return or experience in the annals of this country.
“Let this amorphous association and its backers know that we are in a democracy and not under a dictatorship as they would have wished.”
He called Nigerians to disregard all calls for the Senate President to resign before the cases against him are determined by the courts as anything to the contrary will be a grave injustice on the person of Saraki and also a rape on our democracy.
“They have threatened to protest, which I doubt because it is diversionary, but should they attempt it, they will meet Nigerians on the streets who will match them words for words and action for action,” he declared.


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