Flamboyant Senator, Otunba Dino Melaye, on Saturday in Abuja opened a new chapter in the trial of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false declarations of his assets.
Melaye said it was certain the issue would end at the Supreme Court.
According to him, the committees in the National Assembly would keep close watch on the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and ensure proper implementation of the 2016 budget, which has been signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Melaye is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory and represents Kogi West Senatorial District on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
He was also the founder of a group: “Like-minded Senators,” which worked for the emergence of Saraki as Senate president.
Speaking on Saturday after the conferment of an award on him by the Rotary Club of Ilorin GRA, Kwara State, led by a former Military Administrator of Bauchi and Osun States, retired Colonel Theophilus Bamigboye, for his commitment to nation building, Melaye said: “Our support for the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, is total and undiluted.
“Our commitment to his getting justice is a battle of no retreat, no surrender.
“One thing I want to assure Nigerians is that the trial of Saraki will not end in the CCT, but in the Supreme Court and we are with the Senate president until we get to the last bus stop.
“We are with him up till Supreme Court.”
Melaye expressed excitement that after the controversies surrounding the 2016 budget, it has been signed by the President.
He said: “What is more important is not the signing of the budget but its implementation.
“But we look forward to making sure that the National Assembly with all sincerity of purpose carries out monitoring of the MDAs to make sure that this budget is properly implemented.
“May we never see a situation where only 30 per cent of capital projects is implemented.