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CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by speshsworld(m): 3:36am On Sep 28, 2015


THE Peoples Democratic Party has said that the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, is fit for the office he is occupying; hence it is not considering any candidate to replace him.

The PDP denied reports that it was already looking for a senator from the opposition party to replace Saraki, who is currently under pressure to resign from office following his trial for false asset declaration by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Nigeria’s two main labour unions–Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress – on Saturday demanded Saraki’s resignation on moral grounds consequent upon his trial at the CCT.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who spoke to our correspondent on Sunday, said the party still believed that the trial of Saraki was political and that the PDP would not think of abandoning the Senate president until it sees the merit of the case.

Metuh said, “We have no candidate for the office of the Senate President, because we have a fit person occupying the position for now.

“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.”

Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State, is currently facing a 13-count charge of making false declaration as a governor between 20013 and 2011.

Since his arraignment before the tribunal, there had been speculations that the PDP, which produced Saraki’s deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, had been scheming to replace him with one of its senators.

Among those being touted as possible replacements for Saraki are Ekweremadu; a former Senate President, David Mark; and a former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio.

Saraki had defied the directive of his party, the All Progressives Congress, and had clinched the Senate presidency with the backing of senators of the PDP, his former party.

The APC has 59 senators while the PDP has 49 but the Senate inauguration and election took place on June 9 while about 50 APC senators were waiting for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari outside the National Assembly.

But while the APC senators have been divided from inception of the eighth Senate, all the 49 PDP senators have been united.

The PDP senators have been the main backers of Saraki since his assumption of office as the Senate president.

Metuh said it was too early for the party to be talking with its members in the Senate or thinking of abandoning the Senate president.

He said the PDP was still of the opinion that Saraki was being prosecuted because of his political belief.

The opposition spokesman said, “We are not even thinking of replacement for Saraki for now. The National Assembly is a separate arm of the government just like the judiciary and the executive.

“Is anyone thinking that there would be leadership change in the executive and the judiciary?

“Are they not independent of the other? What we are interested in is that all the three arms of government must be allowed to function independently of the other. We are saying there shouldn’t be any interference.”

When he was reminded that the leadership of both the executive and the judiciary are not on trial for any crime, Metuh said that “trial doesn’t amount to conviction.”


http://www.punchng.com/news/we-wont-abandon-saraki-pdp/

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by agarawu23(m): 3:38am On Sep 28, 2015
Who cares grin

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by christinie(f): 3:38am On Sep 28, 2015
Mature party, unlike childish APC.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by IykeChukz(m): 3:53am On Sep 28, 2015
What I don't condone is to aid and abait even when the truth is obvious...

Sometimes I try to compare the nature of PDP to that of black uniform folks.



Until the chips are down!

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by ademega(m): 4:02am On Sep 28, 2015
they are all corrupt

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by rusher14: 4:10am On Sep 28, 2015
Olisa Metuh come on now.

The question that should be asked is if it is political?

Really??

Not whether he is guilty?

Is this your party's stance or your personal opinion?

If this is the Party’s stance then it's little wonder you are now the opposition.

You are free to stand behind any candidate of your choice but it says a lot about your ethics and morals as a party when guilt is thrown to the dogs.

If this is your cloak and dagger response as you plan to occupy the leadership of the house through subterranean maneuvering, then we'll see how it pans out.

All in all, sad commentary from a party spokesperson.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by Blizzyblinkzy(f): 4:15am On Sep 28, 2015
Politicians
Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by ewosk: 4:23am On Sep 28, 2015
Propaganda... Story that doesn't touch

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by tyson99(m): 4:26am On Sep 28, 2015
Dead party

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by xreal: 4:35am On Sep 28, 2015
Failures.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by Lhanre(m): 4:46am On Sep 28, 2015
A party that corruptly destroyed the fortunes of a nation for 16yrs can not see anything wrong in the wrong doing of one who stole under the watch/ Umbllera cheesy

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by eleko1: 5:00am On Sep 28, 2015
Association of thieves undecided Saki is a gooner undecided

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by talk2omon(f): 5:05am On Sep 28, 2015
I never knew Saraki was a PDP member....Lolz

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by luche90(m): 5:23am On Sep 28, 2015
All for one and one for all. This is how democracy is practiced, unlike the LEAGUE OF BASTARDS called the APC. Anyone who has a problem with Metuh's democratic statement has a problem with his father, who is nothing but a BASTARD.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by luche90(m): 5:25am On Sep 28, 2015
talk2omon:
I never knew Saraki was a PDP member....Lolz
LASTMA TOUT learn to read. Where in his statement did the publicity secretary indicate that SARAKI is a PDP member. MUMU!

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by luche90(m): 5:30am On Sep 28, 2015
tyson99:
Dead party
Gay son of a Bastard father

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by disloman(m): 5:31am On Sep 28, 2015
If I remember vividly,that was they told Jona and what happened?Anybody that put his or her trust or believe PDP,the person is a goner.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by disloman(m): 5:34am On Sep 28, 2015
luche90:

LASTMA TOUT learn to read. Where in his statement did the publicity secretary indicate that SARAKI is a PDP member. MUMU!
You lack wisdom for you not to understand what he meant.You need it gan but the problem is they don't sell it(wisdom).Can't ask to meet your dad for it,he's also a dummy.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by Nobody: 5:49am On Sep 28, 2015
christinie:
Mature party, unlike childish APC.
eeeediot girl u call a group of thieves mature I pity ur future.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by lat78: 5:50am On Sep 28, 2015
Ahhh, saraki no mind dem I na ur downfall den dey find
Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by Nobody: 5:52am On Sep 28, 2015
luche90:
All for one and one for all. This is how democracy is practiced, unlike the LEAGUE OF BASTARDS called the APC. Anyone who has a problem with Metuh's democratic statement has a problem with his father, who is nothing but a BASTARD.
u and ur party are the bastards and retards these people have loot Nigerian down and are pledging support to another thief and u open ur filty mouth to call them democracy u are a stupid son of the soil agbaya

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by 989900: 5:57am On Sep 28, 2015
Saraki=mole.

@Metuh: Questions you should be asking are:

Is your man literate?

Did your man fill and submit those forms?

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by Nobody: 6:01am On Sep 28, 2015
989900:
Saraki=mole.

@Metuh: Questions you should be asking are:

Is your man literate?

Did your man fill and submit those forms?

Save your energy for the courts!! For the maintime Saraki remains the SP

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by PEREP: 6:10am On Sep 28, 2015
rusher14:
Olisa Metuh come on now.

The question that should be asked is if it is political?

Really??

Not whether he is guilty?

Is this your party's stance or your personal opinion?

If this is the Party’s stance then it's little wonder you are now the opposition.

You are free to stand behind any candidate of your choice but it says a lot about your ethics and morals as a party when guilt is thrown to the dogs.

If this is your cloak and dagger response as you plan to occupy the leadership of the house through subterranean maneuvering, then we'll see how it pans out.

All in all, sad commentary from a party spokesperson.

Who is not guilty of them all? How did a man without aa house in Abuja before election now have one after he became President? Is it possible to walk without your head shaking (knowingly or unknowinglly)?

Like Saraki said the obvious, 'I am standing trial because I am the Senate President' Where then is the freedom to realize dreams in the New Nigeria promised by the APC?

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by omowolewa: 6:18am On Sep 28, 2015
Saraki who won't decive himself is on lobbying tour, P.D.Phraud is busy advertising bad market.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by sdindan: 6:21am On Sep 28, 2015
We are behind him.
As a prodigal son we have forgiven him.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by dhantey324(m): 6:22am On Sep 28, 2015
Hw genuine is this news?
Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by rusher14: 6:24am On Sep 28, 2015
PEREP:


Who is not guilty of them all? How did a man without aa house in Abuja before election now have one after he became President? Is it possible to walk without your head shaking (knowingly or unknowinglly)?

Like Saraki said the obvious, 'I am standing trial because I am the Senate President' Where then is the freedom to realize dreams in the New Nigeria promised by the APC?

Who said he had no house in Abuja before the elections?

That we read gossip online articles doesn't make the news gospel.

By the way, what matters is what you include in your CCB forms.

Anyone can say anything until documentation becomes imperative.

Perhaps you are right, Saraki may have lived beyond the Radar had he laid his head low. However , he refused to and decided to be in the limelight.

With the limelight comes scrutiny and there, he appears to have failed woefully.

He has not even had the courage to repudiate the charges before him. That says a lot.

Those that are goading him on are not telling him about the potential jail time if he refuses to tap out.

No clemency and no likelihood of presidential pardon.

Bode George might be useful this moment in time.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by PEREP: 6:36am On Sep 28, 2015
rusher14:


Who said he had no house in Abuja before the elections?

That we read gossip online articles doesn't make the news gospel.

By the way, what matters is what you include in your CCB forms.

Anyone can say anything until documentation becomes imperative.

Perhaps you are right, Saraki may have lived beyond the Radar had he laid his head low. However , he refused to and decided to be in the limelight.

With the limelight comes scrutiny and there, he appears to have failed woefully.

He has not even had the courage to repudiate the charges before him. That says a lot.

Those that are goading him on are not telling him about the potential jail time if he refuses to tap out.

No clemency and no likelihood of presidential pardon.

Bode George might be useful this moment in time.

It is deceit to run an election where you know information given to Nigerians are wrong and you simply look away because it is to your favour. Infact, it is a deliberate Corrupt practise.

In some developed world which APC painted to be their model for Nigeria, such President would have come under heavy hammer.

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by TonyeBarcanista(m): 6:49am On Sep 28, 2015
SMH @Metuh

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Re: CCB Trial: We Are Behind Saraki And Can’t Abandon Him – PDP by rusher14: 6:58am On Sep 28, 2015
PEREP:


It is deceit to run an election where you know information given to Nigerians are wrong and you simply look away because it is to your favour. Infact, it is a deliberate Corrupt practise.

In some developed world which APC painted to be their model for Nigeria, such President would have come under heavy hammer.

You do realise you cannot control rumours and gossip.

The game of politics is a tight-rope walk and requires dexterity.

I understand how you feel about it, but so many unverifiable comments were made during the campaigns. Fayose for one knows a lot about that.

It was with glee and rubbing of hands that his party encouraged him. It was low, it was dirty but they didn't mind.

Why all of a sudden is this tactic unfair?

It might hurt the opposition as they thought they had a mole in the opposition's camp but that has turned out to work against them... Tough luck.








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