Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

Saraki on the cusp

On December 27, 2015, I had penned a piece, Saraki on his heels, in which I posited that Senate President Bukola Saraki will be fighting the political battle of his life when he was arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Over the course of the months, Saraki has demonstrated the famed foxiness of his father, the late Oloye, Olusola Saraki.

But it seems in his meandering through the turbulence which his emergence as Senate president had generated; his armour had corroded leaving a chink in his breastplate of war.

The sign, that heady days for him may be far from over, emerged on Friday as the Supreme Court ordered him to go and face trial at the CCT.

Expectedly, he has expressed his sadness while his traducers at the Senate have called on him to quit.

Will he pull another trick from his unending bag of tricks and survive the subterfuge of his entrenched enemies? Or will those who want him out have found the perfect opportunity to serve him the proverbial banana peel of the Senate?

If anything, Saraki is in dodgy situation and will require all his political trickery to survive this apparently Faustian drama.


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