Buhari Can’t Prosecute Anti-graft War; Saraki’s Case Is Manipulated – APC Senator

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PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – Senator Hama Isa Misau of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), has raised doubt about the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to successfully prosecute the anti-graft war by selectively targeting individuals.
Citing the case of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Misau, who represents Bauchi Central Senatorial Zone, noted that the declaration of assets case against Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was being manipulated.
Misau, in an emailed statement, added that a script had been written based on mischief, and ill-will and is being acted in all the courts before whom the matter has been taken.
“The impression I am getting is that some people are playing God, believing that they can determine the fate of Saraki and they are using ‎the judiciary as instrument of witch-hunt and persecution.
“What is happening is not a war against corruption‎. It is a war against Saraki using corrupt means to hound him to submission. This means however has grievous implication for the proposed anti-corruption agenda of the Buhari administration because you cannot successfully prosecute anti-graft war by selectively targeting individuals,” he said.
Misau, however, maintained that the Senate would continue to support ‎its President as a result of the injustice being perpetrated against him.
He added that his colleagues, who witnessed the proceedings at the Tribunal on the three different occasions Saraki appeared before it were convinced that the defendant was only being targeted because he is Senate President.
“The body language of the Tribunal Chairman clearly shows that he cannot do justice to the defendant in the present case,” Misau noted.
He urged those behind the scheme to bring Saraki down to desist as their actions have implications for APC, the government and the nation.
“Their actions portend that there is continued division within our great party and a divided party cannot effectively run a good government. Also, they are creating a wrong impression that the executive and judiciary‎ are ganging up against the legislature. More importantly, they are reducing the War against corruption to a selective war designed to suppress political opponents.
“Why‎ are they targeting Saraki? They thought they could use the Tribunal to achieve what they could not achieve during the election of the leadership of the Upper Chamber of our legislature. Saraki has continued to be popular among senators and party members who are impressed by the leadership he has displayed in all circumstances, issues and cases. 
“His handling of the ministerial screening and constitution of committees have shown that he is an asset to the Senate, the APC and the country. I urge President Muhammadu Buhari to check those who are using his name to perpetrate and perpetuate injustice to stop. The President as a leader should not turn away while this misdeeds continue,” Misau added.

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