Senator Clifford Ordia, representing PDP, Edo Central said on Thursday, described the ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki as political persecution.
The Senator, who spoke with news men on Thursday, added that
if Senate President Bukola Saraki was convicted and removed by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP would produce his successor.
Ordia said that in a true democracy, this will not happen. According to him, the PDP senators are waiting with keen interest as events unfold, saying that the PDP Senators have resolved to throw their weights behind the Senate President.
“PDP will produce the next Senate President if Senate President Bukola Saraki is removed,” Ordia said.
“We are behind him; what is going on at CCT is political persecution and this is not allowed in any democracy. We will win; we have the number to produce the next Senate President.
“PDP Senators are waiting with keen interest, we are solidly behind him, in a democracy, the executive does not choose who should be the Senate President, and this is what the 8th Senate has done by getting its own presiding officer.
“By singling out Saraki to punish is unacceptable, we will stand by him.”

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