The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in February 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has said that there were strong indications that the Federal Government was persecuting a former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
The former Vice President explained that fresh investigation of Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over his tenures as Kwara State Governor, between 2003 and 2011 and Senate President from 2015 to 2019, objectively could be seen as persecution instead of prosecution.
He added that the former Kwara State Governor had been investigated and prosecuted all the way to the Supreme Court by FG and had prevailed against FG.
He said, “Saraki, the immediate past Senate President, is one of the most investigated politicians in Nigeria. He has been investigated and prosecuted all the way to the Supreme Court and has prevailed against his accusers. It was expected that that should have been the end of the matter.