Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed disappointment over Friday’s ruling by the Supreme Court on the six grounds of his appeal challenging the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s decision to try him on a 13-count charge bordering on false declaration of assets and money laundering.
The apex court earlier today said the CCT had jurisdiction on the matter and gave it the go-ahead to continue the trial of the Senate president.
In his reaction, Saraki said after listening to the ruling, he would like to put it on record that 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.
A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, reads in part:
“The Senate president believes he will have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper.
“Dr. Saraki will like to thank everyone who has expressed support for him from the beginning of the case. He assures everyone that at the end of the day truth will prevail and justice will be served”.