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Saraki has been vindicated, case against him a distraction to governance - Senators
Saraki has been vindicated, case against him a distraction to governance - Senators

Deputy Leader of the Senate, Bala Ibn N’Allah, said victory of President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal(CCT) was victory for democracy.

He said it was obvious that the case against Saraki was only a distraction to governance.

The CCT on Wednesday ruled that Saraki had no case to answer in the 18-count charge against him over allegations of false declaration of assets.

“The case was diversionary and unhelpful to the government of the day and now, he has been vindicated.

“Those who erroneously believed that they can mislead the government into doing a wrong thing should know that they have not been helpful to the government,’’ he said.

Similarly, Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye, said that the judgement indicated that the Judiciary was independent.

According to him, what this portends for democracy is that there is rule of law and that the Judiciary is independent.

“It shows that the Judiciary does not act based on what the Executive wants or based on what the Legislature wants.

“Everybody goes to court to make a case. If you make your case, you win, if you don’t, you lose.

“In this case the federal government failed to make its case and it has lost.

“The case went to court. If he had been found guilty, the moral burden will be on him to go to the Court of Appeal or to resign from the office, but now he has won and the case is closed,’’ Adeyeye said.

The lawmaker said that with the judgement, Saraki would settle fully to legislative activities, observing that the case exerted much pressure on him.

Bukar Ibrahim (APC-Yobe) congratulated th Senate President for the victory, and said that it was success for the justice system in the country.

“It’s my pleasure as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and an admirer of the President of the Senate to congratulate him over his success in the CCT case.

“It is success for justice and rule of law. It is not about Saraki, but it is about justice for rule of law.

“Judgment has now been passed for future cases,’’ he said.

Jun 14, 2017



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