More Than 90 Percent of Senators Support Saraki, Senator Misau Says


A Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District in Bauchi State, Isah Hamma Misau, on Wednesday said embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki enjoys the support of over 90 percent of senators, despite his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false assets declaration.

Misau spoke on Political Platform, a radio programme on Ray Power on Wednesday morning.

He was reacting to allegations that he was stoned by his constituents over the weekend for his continued support of the Senate President, which is said to be against President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.

According to him, it is not true that senators backing Saraki are against the President.



    “More than 90 percent of Senators support Saraki and all of them, including Saraki, are working for the President,” Misau said.

    Misau confirmed that he visited his constituency and said the purpose of the meeting was to report to his people about happenings in the polity as their representative. He, however, denied he was pelted with stones and said the reported protest was possibly associated with the sharing of whatever money he gave the youth.

    He denied allegations that the senators in the Senate President’s camp are against the President and, according to him, the confirmation of all ministerial nominees without opposition from the All Progressives Congress senators was a pointer to the fact that they support the President.

    “Saraki has contributed greatly to the success of the APC and both he and his supporters are in support of the President,” he said.


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