Comrade Ayodele Akele, the National Secretary of the National Conscience Party (NCP), has said that the judiciary should be effective, fair and act without fear or favour in the on-going trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders.
Speaking in Lagos on Wednesday, Akele maintained that the judicial process for the trial of the foremost lawmakers must be seen to be in progress and should be transparent.
He maintained that it had always been his view that there must be clear Separation of Powers which should be respected by every arm of the government, without which there would be anarchy.
Akele stressed: “There must be separation of powers between the Executive and the Legislature. There must also be separation of powers between the federal, state and local governments.
“In discussing Saraki and Ekweremadu’s trial, I must also note that there are several perjury allegations here and there, even involving President Muhammadu Buhari and some other eminent APC leaders like former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu.
“The Saraki and Ekweremadu case is now in court. So, let the Judiciary do its duty effectively and in fairness, without fear or favour. If they are found guilty, so let it be.
“If they are not found guilty, we will also know. The judicial process should be seen to be in progress and transparent.”
On Saraki’s recent allegation that a cabal had been in control of the Federal Government, Akele maintained that Saraki, as the Senate President, is an insider in the All Progressives Congress (APC) government at the centre and as such must know what he was saying.
According to him, “As the Senate President, he must know what he is saying. I am not part of APC. But he is being ostracised even though he is also in government. He has his sources of information. So, I cannot fault him.”