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Saraki ‘We are fully behind him,’ Senate says

Saraki appeared the Code of Conduct Tribunal today, September 22, 2015, to face charges levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

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The Nigerian Senate has said that it is fully behind President, Bukola Saraki as he undergoes trial for corruption.

Saraki appeared the Code of Conduct Tribunal today, September 22, 2015, to face charges levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

The Senate’s comments were made via a statement released by Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba.

It reads in part:

“After majority of us, Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, witnessed the appearance of our President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal this morning, we are happy that he appeared at the Tribunal after availing himself of the opportunity to defend his Fundamental Human Rights.”

“We also want to state here, on behalf of our colleagues, that the Senate remains solidly behind Senator Saraki and we express our unalloyed support for his leadership.”

“We reiterate the fact that he is our choice for the post of Senate President and no politically motivated, mischievous and vindictive trial will change our opinion of him.”

“The Eighth Senate restates its commitment to the programmes and policies of the Buhari administration. It is our belief that at the end of this trial, our democracy, Nigerians and the people will end up as the beneficiaries.”

Saraki’s trial has been adjourned till October 21 for further hearing.

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