According to ranking senators of the APC, Senate President Bukola Saraki will be investigated over his tenure when a new Senate is inaugurated in June.
The senators, who won a return to the upper legislative chamber in last week’s presidential and National Assembly elections, told Daily Trust that the Senate would be interested in knowing how Saraki managed its resources and handled national budgets over the four years he held sway as its president.
A ranking senator told Daily Trust yesterday that the outgoing Senate President maybe probed if infractions were established against him during the four years he superintended over the Senate.
To stop that from happening, the lawmaker said Saraki would be willing to support a candidate that would not yield to demands to probe him for the Senate Presidency.
“There’s a possibility of probing him (Saraki) if there are infractions. But we know he would prefer a person that won’t probe him. So, among the contenders, it’s possible for Saraki to go for somebody he believes is close to him.
“But the truth of the matter is that if there are established infractions, we will push for a probe of the Saraki Senate Presidency, except if we don’t have our way.
“We’ll look at issues related to how budgets were handled and how our internal budget was spent within his four years,”
When contacted to react to the likelihood of a probe of the Saraki Senate Presidency, his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, declined comment, saying he did not have answer to the inquiry.