Saraki Upset as Details of Secret Meeting with Osinbajo and Others Leak

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Wide media reports have it that Saraki is making desperate measures to halt his Code of Conduct Tribunal trial through the interference of powerful individuals.
Embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki is enraged over a story broken by SaharaReporters on Wednesday that he met with All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs, including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to beg them about his forthcoming trial for corruption.
Saraki reportedly drew the attention of the meeting to tweets emanating from the Twitter account of the online news platform indicating that went to beg party leaders concerning how best to end his corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal which starts on March 10.
The meeting was held in the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Following his complaints at the meeting, his media aide also sent text messages to SaharaReporters claiming they had seen text messages their reporters sent to party leaders about the event.
A source at the meeting disclosed that largely owing to speculation in the media; Saraki’s case was not brought up at the meeting.
The controversial media platform authoritatively learnt from APC insiders that Saraki had mobilized former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and APC chairman John Odigie-Oyegun, to discuss the trial at the meeting, a point which informed the decision to hold it behind closed doors.
A spokesperson for the office of the VP later issued a statement stating that the meeting by APC leaders was very successful. It was learnt that the party leaders discussed upcoming elections in Ondo, Edo and other areas across the country.
Prior to today’s meeting, Saraki had sent religious leaders from Ilorin to help beg Tinubu. He also sent the Senate Majority leader, Ali Ndume, to help beg President Muhammadu Buhari to halt the trial.
However, a Presidency source told a correspondent today that President Muhammad Buhari will not intervene in Saraki’s trial under any circumstances.
As it did previously, Saraki’s legal team has decided to stage a walkout on the judge when the trial resumes in two weeks.

Write A Comment