Senate President Bukola Saraki has shut down the upper chamber of the National Assembly to enable senators to storm the venue of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in a show of solidarity.
In previous outings, more than 60 senators had showed up with Mr. Saraki at his hearings while some civil rights activists have accused Mr. Saraki of using Nigerian taxpayers’ time and funds to attend to his personal corruption trial.
Mr. Saraki yesterday adjourned the sitting of the Senate until November 10, shortly after releasing the list of newly constituted committees of the Senate.
A copy of the text message to senators, signed by one “Arthur,” self-identified as “Director of Protocol to Saraki,” read:
Gdevenin Distinguishr. Wish to inform dt Buses are available 2moro mrnin to convey Senators wishing to accompany H/E d Senate President.
Departure is at 9 am frm d house @ 22 Yesderan Str. by IGP’s House Maitama. Regards. -Arthur (dir’ of Prot. S/P). +2348077770119