Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has called for caution over the ongoing trial of the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki.
In his welcome address at the lower chamber of the National Assembly after a six-week recess, however, commended the Senate President for submitting himself to the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Dogara also commended the members for ‘avoiding further escalation through media commentaries’.
“The barometer of the polity has been on the rise of late because of certain developments concerning the arraignment of the President of the Senate,” he noted.
Dogara commended the President of the Senate for submitting himself to the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal in the recognition that no person is above the law.
“I wish to caution that there is need for great circumspection in times such as this in order to maintain proper focus in pursuit of the common good,” he said.
The Speaker added that the report of the House Adhoc Committee for Code of Conduct for members, which has been submitted, will be considered, to set higher standards.
“…in the performance of our onerous task of over-sighting the other arms of government, we must at all times remind ourselves that we are equally being over-sighted by the people whose mandate we hold and indeed ultimately by God.
“We will therefore do well to adopt the righteous doctrine of leadership by example, only then shall we be able to face accountability with confidence,”Dogara said.