Asset Declaration Saga: Tight Security As Code Of Conduct Tribunal Awaits Saraki

SECURITY was unusually tight at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, this morning, as the Senate President and former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, is expected to appear before the Danladi Umar-led Tribunal.

Saraki in a statement said he will appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal today.

“The Senate President is a law abiding citizen and his absence from tribunal was based on legal advice he received from his counsel that it is not necessary for him to appear before the tribunal at this stage since the jurisdiction of the tribunal and the process of initiating the matter are being challenged before the federal High Court Abuja,” a statement issued by him read.

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“Following the adjournment for the determination of the motion on notice and the substantive suit before the Federal High Court to 30th of September and the appeal pending before the Court of Appeal adjourned to the 29th of September 2015, the Senate President has decided, as a law abiding citizen, to appear before the Tribunal in the interim.”

“Saraki has taken the decision to attend the Tribunal sitting to demonstrate his respect for the rule of law in spite of his personal reservation on the process of his trial and the purpose it may be intended to serve.

“Saraki wishes to assure Nigerians of his absolute belief in the judicial process and is therefore confident that the course of justice would be served at the end of this matter,” the statement said.




  1. Saraki, this is right thing to do we should learn how to defend ourselves rather than pointing fingers or blaming someone. Who ever gave you the legal advice not to respect the tribunal do not like you.

  2. He arrived bold and innocent. I see him triumphing because it was just trivial issues. 2003 Assets? Hypocrites wil b put to shame.

  3. “Tight security .”
    I suppose that tight security might be necessary: Saraki is a crook and I wouldn’t surprised he were to organise his own kidnapping to buy him more time and even public sympathy.

  4. My able Senate president Dr Bukola Saraki, i wish you best of luck sir….because i know your coming victorious, all noise makers that want to get you out of office will be disgraced soon, because we Nigerians are aware that all these are politically motivated..

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