No fewer than 20 registered political parties in the country have called on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to come clean on the asset declaration issue currently hanging around his neck.
Members of the opposition parties made their position known at a joint press briefing in Abuja.
The National Chairman of the LP, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, who addressed newsmen on behalf of the other political parties, said the briefing became imperative following the happenings within the polity.
According to Abdulsalam, members of the opposition believe strongly that the ongoing trial of the Senate President at the Code of Conduct Tribunal had serious implications for the survival of democracy and this administration’s avowed commitment to fight corruption.
He noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration must do all within its power to ensure that the fight was carried out in such a way that it was not perceived as politically-motivated.
Abdulsalam said, “We want to put it on record that we are solidly behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption; a fight that we believe is crucial to the survival of our country.
“We, however, wish to note that this is not the first time that a President of this country would be declaring a war against corruption.
“In fact, the reason corruption is still a primary issue for the Buhari administration is that previous attempts have not been as successful as they should be.
“We also believe that he must avail himself of the opportunities available to him in our laws, regardless of the conspiracies he may have suspected.”
They observed that one of the major obstacles in the fight against political corruption in Nigeria had been the way and manner it had been fought.