According to the Chairman of the Nigerian Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Misau (Bauchi Central) the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Lawal and some other officials in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration are responsible for the current trials of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
“I reliably gathered that some of our elders in the Senate once went to meet the Secretary to Federal Government, SGF, Mr. David Lawal, in order to find solutions to this problem,” he began.
‘’They were surprised by some of his utterances and they reported back to some senators that he vowed that this matter will not be resolved until Saraki goes down for spiting the party leadership.”
‘’But I can tell you today that 99 percent of the senators are solidly behind Saraki. So what we call closing of ranks is actually for us to unite behind our leadership in the Senate, behind the Federal Government and also behind President Muhammadu Buhari,’’
“Several efforts have been made and are still being made. However, there are challenges. Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s commendable position not to interfere, there are some hardliners within this government who are still fueling this matter and are, as a matter of fact, interfering with the trial.”