THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF YORUBA YOUTH ALLIANCE, MR. JACKSON OLALEKAN-OJO, HAS ASKED THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, DR, BUKOLA SARAKI, TO RESIGN FOLLOWING THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HIM AND HIS TRIAL BY THE CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL.
Olalekan-Ojo, who said this in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents in Osogbo said Saraki ought to have resigned instead of fighting desperately to scuttle his trial.
The coordinator of the youth group, stated that he initially thought Saraki was being victimised because of the way he emerged as the President of the Senate but said unfolding revelations had shown that he had questions to answer.
He said, “It is saddening to hear people saying that Saraki’s ordeal or predicament is a political witch-hunt or victimisation, anyway it may not be too far from all these but the fact remains that Saraki went to equity with dirty hands.
“Honestly, Saraki is no longer qualified to be Nigerian number three citizen again as I joined millions of people across the country to tell him to resign as our Senate President.
“Victimisation or not, the question is; did Saraki commit the offence or not? If not for few members of the Senate, I would have refer to the Eight Senate as a bunch of kleptomaniac leaders.”
According to him, the questions on the integrity of Saraki will be a dent on the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Saraki should emulate courageous leaders in other climes and resign his position.
Also, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Dr. Bayo Orire, has advised Saraki to resign from his position.
He also commended a former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for liberating the South-West from political bondage.
Addressing journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the governorship aspirant said, “Saraki should humbly resign if he is not shameless. Some people mentioned in the Panama Papers scam have resigned. He should resign.”
Orire also criticised Governor Ayodele Fayose for embarking on the construction of a 1.2 km flyover in Ado Ekiti worth N5.7bn while workers were being owed four months’ salaries.
He lamented that the environment in Ekiti had become hostile for investors due to the “bad attitude of the governor.”
Orire described Tinubu as a pacesetter in the Nigerian political field, a ground breaker, a visible world figure and an international kingmaker.
“The South-West is having a new life, a new breather, kudos to his statesmanship and political sagacity. The Yoruba nation is now proud and walking tall.
“We need to follow this man; we need to complement his efforts, we need to work with him to establish a modern Yoruba with civility and beauty, we need to get in the train to establish and sustain this dream. We need to encourage this man of vision.”