Offa Bank Robbery: Oyedepo, Buhari Speak On Bukola Saraki Stepping Down As Senate President Following Allegations Of Sponsorship


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It is no longer news that Senate President Bukola Saraki has been enmeshed in link with the Offa Bank RObbery in Kwara State after suspects pointed accusing fingers at him with claims that he was their sponsor.

This has sparked several calls from people that the Senate President stepped down from his position until investigation into the robbery is concluded.

However, the Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sulyman Buhari have dismissed the calls pending the conclusion of investigation on the Offa robbery incident.

Oyedepo and Buhari have reportedly maintained that there was no need for Saraki to step down from his position yet.

The APC spokesperson, however, said since the Senate President has not been convicted by any court, it was premature to call on him to either resign or step aside.

He said, “Saraki has not been found guilty by any court with regards to the Offa robbery. Though the police have mentioned his name as having some grey areas to clear, that does not mean that he has been proved guilty.

“The call for his resignation will be weighty when he has been convicted by a court. In that case, he will have no choice but to resign.”

On his part, Buhari said, “The call for the Senate President to resign or step aside is baseless and unfounded. Has he been convicted by any court in respect of the Offa robbery?

“It is a mere allegation which has not been proved and we know the Senate President will be vindicated at last because he is a man of peace.

 

“He abhors violence and cannot involve himself in the sponsorship or encouragement of bank robbery and killing of innocent people. He does not sponsor thugs and encourage thuggery.”


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