Pulse.ng logo
Go

Saraki Falana asks Senate President to resign

This is following a Supreme Court ruling, dismissing an appeal by Saraki, challenging his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

  • Published:
Bukola Saraki play

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

(Guardian News)

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki to resign from his position.

This is following a Supreme Court ruling, dismissing an appeal by Saraki, challenging his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

He said “Having undertaken to prove his innocence at the Code of Conduct Trubunal Senator Saraki should resign as senate president so as to preserve the integrity of the National Assembly.

“When Senators Chuba Okadigbo and Adolphus Wabara were indicted they were made to step down as senate presidents.”

The Supreme Court on Friday, February 5, 2016 ruled that the trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki on corruption charges must continue.

The Senate President who was accused of asset declaration fraud by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), said he was disappointed at Supreme Court's decision.

Saraki also said he believes he will have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.

X
Advertisement