Ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki has responded to the alleged desire and commitment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to find incriminating evidence against him.
The EFCC believes Saraki is corrupt and must have left a trace which would implicate him. Consequently, the commission is probing his administration as Kwara Governor for 8 years and as Senate President for 4 years.
Naija Buzz News had published how the EFCC stated that it would investigate Saraki’s tenure as Governor of Kwara State from 2003 – 2011 and also how the anti-graft commission requested for all contracts documents at the senate under the leadership of the Ex-Senate President.
Saraki however in his response to the EFCC said that the anti-graft is on a wild goose chase because it cannot find anything against him.
Saraki’s statement was issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, who noted that Saraki is not interested in obstructing EFCC investigation.
“We need to reiterate that Dr Saraki is not interested in obstructing any investigation by the EFCC or any security agency. While the EFCC claims that it is investigating the office of the Senate President between 2015 and 2019, we make bold to say it is just on a wild goose chase,” he said.
“That office has nothing to do with contract awards and handling of the finances of the National Assembly. These are functions of the bureaucracy of the National Assembly, otherwise known as the National Assembly Management,” he noted.
The Ex-Senate President further noted that the EFCC was engaging in a deliberate media war against him, saying that the anti-graft publishes all documents and court processes concerning Saraki, adding that even Saraki’s response written in May to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court shockingly found its way into a newspaper.
“Various documents and court processes from the agency have been given to a particular newspaper for publication.
“In fact, while the EFCC distributed copies of its letter to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court immediately it was submitted, we are still surprised how Saraki’s response written early May found its way into a newspaper last Sunday.
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.