Kwara APC asks Oyegun to intervene in Saraki’s trial

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

Leadership and members of the All Progressives Congress in the Kwara Central senatorial zone have challenged the national chairman of the ruling party, Chief John Oyegun, to rise to the occasion on the ongoing trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

They made the call in Ilorin, the state capital during a peaceful protest to the state secretariat of the party.

The party stalwarts were led on the visit by the APC chairman in Kwara Central, Alhaji Jimoh Adesina who was flanked by the state women leader, Hajia Sarah Adebayo and the youth leader in the zone, Mr. Tunde Aalagbo.

Speaking with journalists during the peaceful protest, Alhaji Jimoh Adesina, said that Chief Oyegun should protect one of his members who is being victimized, being the national chairman of the APC.

Alhaji Adesina, who said the people were displeased with the ongoing trial of Senator Saraki at the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT), described the trial as nothing but persecution.

The APC leader, who called on all APC stakeholders to come together and speak with one voice, said that, the situation was not like this before the election.

He also called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigeria Judicial Commission (NJC) to stop the current alleged persecution of the senate president, saying that there should be equal rights in the dispensation of justice in the country.

Also speaking, the APC chairman in the state, Alhaji Isola Balogun-Fulani, alongside other members of the state executive of APC declared that the party had lost confidence in the CCT.

Alhaji Balogun-Fulani, who said that the country had never had it so good in respect of achievements recorded so far by the senate president, called on Nigerians to rise up against perceived injustice.