Saraki’s Trial: See What Kwara Students Did In Abuja
The trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) is of concern to some students from Kwara State and they are taking their grievance to Abuja.
Members of the National Association of Kwara State Students (NAKSS) on Thursday in Abuja staged a protest over what they claimed to be the prolonged trial of Dr. Saraki.
The President of the Senate council of NAKSS, Mr Abdulazeez El-Imam, said the case had metamorphosed into a persecution of sort, claiming it was affecting Saraki’s work as Nigeria's number three citizen.
"This is a body standing in for the 1.6 million Kwara students within Nigeria and diaspora. We are here to show solidarity with the President of the Senate Bukola Saraki.
"We are tired of the case in court. This is no more prosecution but persecution and it has to end. It is disturbing the peace of the country and not allowing him focus on his parliamentary duties.
"As we know, he paid the UTME fee of 1200 students and we want Nigerians to know that they only want to bring him down. They are not giving him the opportunity to serve.
"We are tired of the case," the News Agency of Nigeria quoted him as saying.
Dr. Saraki has been facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) for false declaration of assets since late 2015.
The case was adjourned indefinitely on Thursday, March 8, 2018 by the chairman, Danladi Umar, pending the ruling by the Supreme Court over appeals filed by Saraki and the Federal Government.