[The Legislative Blog]: “I maintained that I will clear my name”, Saraki speaks on CCT trial judgement

Senate President Bukola Saraki’s nearly two-year long trial with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has taken a major turn. It has ended!

On Wednesday, the CCT declared that there is no case for prosecution or in other terms, no sufficient evidence against Saraki. The Federal Government in 2015 brought a 16-count false declaration of asset charge against Saraki but the two-man panel tribunal led by Justice Danladi Umar today said the FG’s witnesses “were so discredited during cross examination”.

Saraki has taken time to give gratitude to everyone who is due of receiving it – Almighty Allah, members of his family, his colleagues at the National Assembly, his friends and supporters in Kwara state and beyond and of course, members of his legal team.

In a new statement, Saraki called for a celebration of his vindication. “It should be a celebration of the hopes that this judgment gives us as citizens that despite all the challenges that we face as a country, we are well on our way to building a country where the innocent needs not be afraid”, he said.

The Senate President also made sure to remind us that he predicted his vindication. He said, “You would recall that at the beginning of the trial, I maintained that I will clear my name”.

 

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