Monday 21 September 2015

Senate President, Bukola Saraki agrees to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that he will appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

A statement by his media aide Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu said while the Senate president had stated and maintained that he is ready to submit himself to due process of the law on any issue concerning him, he also 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.
“The Senate president is a law abiding citizen and his absence from the tribunal on Monday 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 was being challenged before the Federal High Court Abuja.

“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,” his media aide said.

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