Do not celebrate me, reflect on challenges of the nation, Saraki tells supporters
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has described his almost two years long trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) as a torturous one.
Saraki in an official statement on his acquittal by the tribunal said that although he went through a tough trial, he harboured no grudge against anyone despite the roles they might have played in the trial.
He said that it was rather time for celebration of the victory of democracy and sign that the innocent still have a chance in the Judiciary.
Saraki who said he is humbled by his acquittal, called on all his supporters not to engage in any form of unbridled celebration but reflect on the current challenges of the nation which gives no room for wanton celebration.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Wednesday, discharged and acquitted Saraki on a false declaration of assets case brought against him.
Chairman of the Tribunal, Danladi Umar who ruled, said that there was no evidence to continue the trial against Saraki.
Jun 14, 2017