Pro-Saraki sen­a­tors de­serve re­call – Lawyer

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

A Bauchi-based lawyer, Bar­ris­ter Sama’ila Idris, has said that the sen­a­tors who passed a vote of con­fi­dence on Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Sen­a­tor Bukola Saraki, de­serve sanc­tion for con­tempt of court.

Bar­ris­ter Idris said this yesterday while speak­ing with jour­nal­ists in Bauchi.

He faulted the ac­tion of the con­cerned sen­a­tors, say­ing that they do not have right to do what they did when the case is pend­ing be­fore a court of law.

“The 83 sen­a­tors, who passed vote of con­fi­dence on Saraki, de­serve public sanc­tion be­cause they dis­re­spected the au­thor­ity of the court. Their act is noth­ing but con­tempt of court. It’s to­tally con­temp­tu­ous be­cause this mat­ter is pend­ing be­fore the court.

“Do they want to tell Nige­ri­ans that if Saraki is found guilty af­ter trial, he will still re­main the Se­nate Pres­i­dent? If he is found guilty, he will be­come a con­vict. So, will an ex-con­vict be a Se­nate Pres­i­dent? So, their act re­gard­ing the vote of con­fi­dence is con­temp­tu­ous be­cause there’s a court pro­ceed­ing that they are sup­posed to obey. These sen­a­tors de­serve to be re­called by their re­spec­tive con­stituen­cies for such ac­tions,” he said.

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