Saraki to appear before Code of Conduct Tribunal today

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 22 September 2015 | 2,352 times

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The embattled Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will today appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja. He gave the undertaking yesterday evening, maintaining that he is ready to submit himself to due process of the law on any issue concerning him.

Saraki said this in a statement that he believes that he has an inalienable right to resort to the same judiciary for protection when he feels his fundamental rights are about to be infringed upon.

He added: “As the Senate president, I am law abiding citizen.”

Emphasising on his disappearance from Code of Conduct Tribunal, Saraki said 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.”

He further assured to appear before the tribunal in the interim, 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.

“I have 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.”

He assured Nigerians of his absolute belief in the judicial process and therefore confident that the course of justice would be served at the end of this matter.

•Photo shows Dr. Saraki


Source: News Express

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