The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Scandinavia, Ayoola Lawal has described the ongoing attempt by the senate to amend the Code of Conduct Tribunal Act as shameful and illegal.
He said such act should be stopped before it brought embarrassment to the nation.
Lawal, who made this known on Monday in a statement, noted that members of the Red Chamber cannot be talking about amendment of the CCT Act when the present administration was fighting corruption, the main scourge of Nigeria by all means.
The Chairman, APC Scandinavia, also quoted a statement credited to Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP-Ekiti State) on an online news source, during the second reading of the bill last Thursday.
According to Ayoola, Olujimi said “If you don’t assist your neighbor when his house is burning, it will extend to yours.”
However, the APC chief noted that the statement credited to Olujimi further confirmed the sentiment in the air that the senate was trying to suddenly change the law to save the senate president, Senator Bukola Saraki, who has been standing trial for alleged false asset declaration.
“It is a pity that such a comment could be credited to someone who claimed to be defending the mandate of his people and the integrity of the Nigerian state. It will be insane for anyone to try to save just a neighbour when an entire institution that is a pillar to the nation will be under siege in such attempt. Such a statement calls for the appropriate authority and the citizens to put such a person or group of people under watch”.
“If the other members of the Nigerian senate cannot stop the peddlers of the illegal act who are smearing the image of the senate of Nigeria, we will take the appreciate steps to in filing a case against them before the international community which Nigeria is a signatory member on such related matters. Nigeria deserves men of integrity and honor with the fire of patriotism in the helm of affairs,” he said.