Ike Ekweremadu, the deputy Senate President, has taken full charge of senate leadership as the de facto Senate President following the Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman, Justice Danladi Umar verdict which takes the embattled President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki out of his role. The corruption trial of Dr. Bukola Saraki will now be on daily basis, morning till night (10am to 6pm).
The Senate President has delegated his powers to his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu of the PDP last week.The verdict implies that the Senate President whose fate have been concluded by the Presidency and APC leadership must be present at the tribunal every day during the stipulated time and will have no time for any legislative functions.
Justice Danladi Umar of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT has ruled that the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki will henceforth be conducted daily.
At the resumed hearing today April 18th, Justice Danladi Umar based the decision on provisions of sections 376 and 315 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015.
“Let me state it here for both the prosecution and the defence that the trial of the defendant shall proceed on a day-to-day basis till the conclusion of this matter and it will begin from 10am to 6pm” he said
The PDP Senate leadership are currently compiling list of loyal members in their party and the APC that will take over the Committee membership, as lobbying for juicy committee leadership have commenced.