Embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused those he called desperate politicians of plotting to unleash protests against him in the wake of his trial for alleged corruption by the CCT.
Saraki said that his political foes were out to turn the trial into a tool to damage his political career.
He claimed that his ‘enemies’ have started distributing money and other materials to faceless civil society organisations, market men and women associations and other groups with a view to instigating demonstrations in Lagos, Abuja and Ilorin against him starting from Monday.
The aim of the sponsors of the proposed protests, he said, was to pollute public opinion against him, through forceful mobilisation of anti-Saraki protesters.
Saraki is one of the 130 Nigerians mentioned in #PanamaPapers, the 11.5 million leaked financial and legal records of politicians, businessmen, celebrities, drug traffickers and others from the internal database of the Panama-based law firm and offshore-provider, Mossack Fonseca.
He is said to own four assets abroad which were held in trust for him by proxies including his wife, Toyin.