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Why senate cannot probe CCT chairman-Unity Forum senators

Image: Senate president, Bukola Saraki

Senators of the Unity Forum on Tuesday described the probe against the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Danladi Umar over corruption allegation as unethical and illegal.

It could be recalled that last week, the Senate received petition from Senator Obinna Ogba  on behalf of anti-corruption network against Chairman of CCT over alleged corruption allegation.

However, at the resumption of the plenary session, efforts by senator Marafa to scuttle probe against the  CCT chairman was over ruled by the Senate President despite the point of order raised by Senator Marafa during plenary session.

Briefing newsmen, the spokesman of Unity Forum Senators, Marafa explained that the petitions submitted against office of Attorney General of the Federation and CCT chairman is not properly presented.

This is based on Senate rules, adding that the presenter of the petitions did not indicate his name in the petitions according to section 41(5) of the Senate’s rules.

He explained that the presentation of the petitions is unethical according to the rules of the senate adding that it is of the public knowledge that Saraki is an interested party in the case against CCT chairman because he is currently facing allegation of false declaration of assets before the CCT.

He also revealed the Executive secretary of anti-corruption network the Civil Society organised is Senator Dino Melaye who is also a member of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions there by making it difficult of the chairman of CCT to get fair hearing during the investigation.

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