Special assistant to Senate President, Bukola Saraki on New Media, Bamikole Omishore, claims that Saraki is innocent of any wrong doing as regards the non remittance of $49 billion to the Federation Account by the former minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison Madueke .
Omishore added that even as a senator in the 7th Assembly and member of the Senate Committee on Finance, Saraki did not sign the report that exonerated the then minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison Madueke.
He therefore called on the news reporters with particular reference to Sahara Reporters to desist from involving Saraki as part of those who absolved the former minister of the alleged non-remittances.
“In 2014, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki was a member of the 7th Senate’s Committee on Finance that investigated the alleged unmerited $49 billion to the Federation Account.
“Many attacked him for refusing to sign the report of the committee that exonerated the then-powerful Minister of Petroleum, Allison Deizani Madueke.
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“Today, Saraki who is now the President of the Senate has been vindicated.
“Be that as it may, Sahara Reporters and its paymasters want to keep shifting, moving and relocating the goalpost to wherever they deem fit simply to satisfy their own nefarious narratives,” he said.
He added that on page 68 of the report, it was clear for all to see that Saraki did not sign.
“Check page 68 to confirm for yourselves: Saraki was the only senator that withheld his signature,” he said.
“I am Bamikole Omishore, and I am proud of Saraki’s stand against corruption regardless of who is in power,” he said.