Alhaji Imrana Wada Nas, has said that arrest of Senate President Sen. Bukola Saraki today as ordered by Code of Conduct Tribunal, would precipitate the disintegration of the ruling All Progressive Congress.
Son of the Second Republic Special Duties Minister and President of Arewa Youth Development Associate (AYDA), Alhaji Imrana Wada Nas, has said that arrest of Senate President Sen. Bukola Saraki today as ordered by Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), would precipitate the disintegration of the ruling All Progressive Congress( APC).
Imuran Wada Nas who gave the assurance in a chat with journalists Kaduna over the weekend also posited that for APC to allow such a very senior member like the Senate President to be arrested on controversial corruption charges, without intervening would mark the beginning of the crisis that would split the party.
Wada Nas who made the remarks at the Nigeria of Journalists Secretariat, described the travail of Saraki as “ an unnecessary witch hunt” that could be avoided and resolved without much noise.
He observed that there is nothing wrong in investigating any public office holder who violates the law , but insisted that the manner the Code of Conduct Tribunal is carrying out its constitutional duty on Saraki matter makes it impossible for Nigerian to “ smell a rat”.
While querying the rational behind the arrest of a person sworn in twice as governor and senator without raising any issue of infractions about his assets declaration , the son of the late Wada Nas, said it is unfortunate that the CCT is just realising that there were inconsistencies with the senate president’s assets declaration.
Though he agreed that the law that established Code Conduct Bureau empowers it to inform the defendant about inconsistencies observed in his assets declaration form, he questioned the rational behind skipping that procedure before prosecuting Saraki .
While recalling that there was an earlier order of the Federal High Court which summoned the parties today , he also queried the reason the Code of Conduct Bureaus still went ahead with prosecution.
“ The code of Conduct Bureau alleged that Saraki made false declaration in his assets declaration form for public officers at the beginning and end of his tenure as governor of Kwara state between May 29 ,2003 and May 28, 2007,” he stressed.
– Idibia Gabriel, Kaduna