Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court’s ruling, dismissing his appeal for trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT over alleged falsification of assets declaration by him.
A seven-man panel of the apex court presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmoud Mohammed during the ruling, said Saraki’s appeal challenging the validity of his trial on charges of alleged false assets declaration preferred against him at the CCT, lacked merit.
But the senate president in his reaction after the weekend judgement, said he was disappointed after listening to the ruling of the Supreme Court on the six grounds of his appeal to challenge the process of arraigning him before the CCT.
Saraki stated, “the facts of the substantial matter are not before the Supreme Court since the apex court was only invited to rule on some preliminary issues in the process of commencing the trial”.
The Senate President expressed belief that he would have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper.
Saraki in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, thanked everyone who has expressed support for him from the beginning of the case.
The senate president, however, expressed optimism that “at the end of the day truth will prevail and justice will be served.”

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