CCT dismisses Saraki’s application against its chairman

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Wednesday once again dismissed an application for the dismissal of its chairman, Danladi Umar filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Saraki who is facing a trial on false declaration of assets had said the chairman was biased, calling for his resignation.

Saraki, through his counsel had said comments by the tribunal chairman showed the outcome of the trial was already decided.

Umar, however said the chairman was the same as his tribunal .

“The application to recuse myself has not been contemplated in the constitution. In the absence of a chairman, this trial cannot go on; therefore I cannot recuse myself.

“The chairman is the tribunal, without the chairman there is no tribunal.

“The application of the applicant is founded on mere conjecture. The application of the applicant is not well-founded and is hereby dismissed.”

The tribunal in April had dismissed an application of fraud leveled against the chairman by the Senate President.

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