The Benin National Congress (BNC) a socio cultural organization in Edo State has said that the trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, is a reflection of the truth in President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration that no matter whose ox is gored the war against corruption in the country will be all-encompassing.
The group in a statement signed by its President, Aiyamenkhue
Edokpolo, posited that “ if an APC stalwart of the senate President’s standing can be charged to court on offences allegedly committed since 2003, it clearly shows that public office holders should be careful and it is no longer business as usual”.
While urging Nigerians to stop insinuating that the travails of the Senate President was politically motivated, the group urged Nigerians to look at the facts behind the charges leveled against the Senate President.
“It is also an affirmation of President Buhari’s declaration that corrupt elements within the APC will not escape justice. We urge the EFCC and the ICPC to be proactive in investigating serving public office holders, especially those without immunity and not wait till they leave office when they may have muddled up the allegations”.
The group added, “it is good that the Senate President is being given the opportunity to defend himself and that is how it should be, this is the end of the era of the untouchables. We all must encourage this government to do the right thing rather than discouraging them because if Nigeria fails, it is we the poor masses that will suffer not Buhari or those who have participated in the looting of this nation,” it stated.

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