Embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki has received the backing of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he faces one of the sternest tests of his political career.
After failing to obtain a court order to stop the trial, Bukola Saraki is facing a 13 count charge at the Code of Conduct Bureau with the real possibility of losing his position if found guilty.
Yesterday, the NLC as well as TUC leaders called for Saraki’s resignation ever the allegations. However, the The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who spoke to Punch Newspaper reaffirmed that the PDP Senators will back Bukola Saraki against all odds.
Saraki, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has received no such backing from his party members even as he insists that his trial is a witch hunt. Saraki butted heads against Party Chieftains in his bid to become Senate president and the APC has remained silent about his trial.
Metuh said “We are behind him and we can’t abandon him just because he is undergoing trial. Anybody can be put on trial, but the question we should ask is whether the trial is political or not.
“Does the trial have merit? When we see the merit of the case, we will take position. But for now, there is nothing like that.”