19 political parties ask CCT chairman to step down

The Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal,  Danladi Umar

The Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar

Urge Buhari to investigate EFCC’s letter of clearance to Umar
Worried by the way and manner the ongoing trial of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has proceeded at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), 19 registered political parties yesterday called on the Tribunal Chairman, Danladi Umar, to step down from the trial.

The political parties alleged that the tribunal chairman had failed to demonstrate a dispassion that is required of anyone sitting in judgment over other.

Briefing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdusalam, said that the trial of Saraki at the CCT has serious implications for the survival of democracy and the present administration’s fight against corruption.

He noted that one of the major obstacles in the fight against political corruption over the years is the way and manner it has been fought with the impression that the fight is selective and targeted only at perceived enemies of government.

According to him: “Once an anti-corruption is perceived as politically-motivated, the entire war against corruption gets reduced to a means of settling political scores rather than genuine commitment to fighting corruption.

The LP Chairman stressed that the only way President Buhari could prove that his government is indeed more serious about fighting corruption is to direct an immediate investigation into the circumstances that led to the EFCC issuing letter of clearance to Umar.

He said: “ Anyone who wants to come to equity must come with clean hands. We recall that the chairman of the tribunal himself is under investigations by the EFCC on allegations of bribery and corruption. We observed however that the preponderance of evidence that has been deployed so far against Saraki, including the principal prosecution witness in the matter were supplied by the EFCC.”

Also speaking, the National Chairman of ADC, Ralph Nwosu, said that the matter, if not properly handled, would derail our political process. We want the case tried but the CCT chairman is compromised and must step down.

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    A poor work of propaganda by the Guardian Editorial Board.Headline reads 19 but the body text reflects just two political parties!where is such done in journalistic writing?!

  • Lims

    Surely,….equity has to come with clean hands!


    160m Nigerians said he should continue. Time to take our country from the hands of political thieves. Ole! Barawo! Dan Iska. Kawai!

  • Olawale

    This stupid politician are inviting Army coup again.
    How dare you, to tell over 180 million Nigerians to let go a daylight robber like Saraki.
    Well they all bird of the same feathers.
    “Ogboju ole ninu igho irunmole”

  • Arabakpura

    I only saw two political parties; where are the rest seventeen political parties?


    Yes its through that he who comes to equity comes with a clean hand, how clean is Saraki`s hand? as a senate president have you advised him to step down first? & how can you be representing the 19 registered political parties when 2 of you are in a meeting? so the fear of The CCT, CCB & EFCC is the begining of wisdom. Good try, but you fail.

  • Taiwo Umolu

    Political parties or political nobodies.