Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the trial of President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki by Code of Conduct Tribunal cannot be treated politically but must follow due process of law.
He said this shortly after he had met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, adding that the leadership crisis in the House of Representatives had since been resolved and that there is absolute peace among members.
According to him, the trial of Saraki has nothing to do with All Progressives Party or the already resolved crisis in the National Assembly but a purely legal and constitutional process.
“Everything that has a beginning has an end. I don’t think and I don’t know if there is any leadership crisis in the National Assembly. I’m not sure at what you’re alluding to; I’m not in the Senate. But the little I understand is that there is an issue involved with the Senate President. That has nothing to do with the APC.
“That has to do with the issue of law and I’m sure the Senate President is being surely represented and he will have his day in court. If the matter comes up, I don’t think it’s an APC issue; it’s not an APC issue at all. There is no crisis, not in the House.
“I can’t comment and promote things that are unsubstantiated. You know the problem is a constitutional legal problem and I don’t know how you can treat constitutional legal problem politically. If that be the case, perhaps I may not know, he submitted.
On the position of the House on President Buhari’s anti- corruption war, Gbajabiamila stated that every member of the National Assembly supports the fight against graft.
“God help any member of the NASS that is not disposed to it. This is the most critical cankerworm that is destroying the fabric of the society. Any member of the Senate or the House that is against that fight… So, in answer to your question, any member of the House that is disposed to that fight, and I believe all members are”, he said.