Arrest Warrant: Saraki Suggests Political Enemies Fighting Him Using Code Of Conduct Bureau

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Sept 18, 2015 – Arrest Warrant: Saraki Suggests Political Enemies Fighting Him Using Code Of Conduct Bureau

Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to alleged order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal to arrest him. In a statement released by Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senate President, Saraki says what happened earlier today shows that some people are using state institutions to fight political opponents and they’re seeking to achieve it through the back door .

“Following the development in the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) today, Friday, September 18, 2015 when the Tribunal chose to ignore the subsisting order of a Federal High Court by sitting, we hereby state our position as follows:
1. While the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had stated and maintains that he is ready to submit himself to due process of the law on any issue concerning him, he also believes 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.
2. It is for this reason that Dr. Saraki, having satisfied himself that the case filed by the CCB and the manner in which the case was filed show that he will not be given justice, resorted to the Federal High Court for the determination of the issues of competence of the prosecutor as well as compliance with the procedure stipulated in the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.
3. The Federal High Court on Thursday, September 17, 2015, therefore ordered that the all parties in the case should appear before it on Monday, September 21, 2015. The implication of this ruling by a Court of competent jurisdiction is that the sitting today has been overtaken by event. It is for this reason that Dr. Saraki chose to go about with his normal official schedule.
4. Today at the Tribunal, Counsel to the Senate President, Mr. M. A. Mahmud (SAN), raised a motion stating that there is a pending constitutional matter before the Federal High Court to be decided on Monday and that the Tribunal should hold the trial until the constitutional matter is disposed of.
5. We are however dismayed that the Tribunal chose to disregard the order of the Federal High Court and the motion to suspend hearing till Monday when all parties are expected to argue their positions on the constitutional matter.
6. It is also a surprise to us that despite the application by the lead counsel to the Senate President that he will produce Dr. Saraki on Monday and the personality of the person involved as the Number three man in the country, the Tribunal insisted on issuing a warrant of arrest as if its intention is simply to embarrass Dr. Saraki. We are not unmindful of the fact that the Tribunal is acting under political influence and external pressure. This is dangerous to our democracy.
7. The conduct of the Tribunal today left nobody in doubt that it cannot do justice on the matter before it. It is also clear that today’s decision is an abuse of the rule of law which portends danger to our judicial system. The Tribunal has equally set a bad precedent in the way and manner it conducted itself during the proceedings.
8. We want to emphasise the fact that this is not part of any war against corruption but using state institutions to fight political opponents and seeking to achieve through the back door what some people cannot get through democratic process.
9. We need to caution here that in a desperate bid to settle political scores and nail imaginary enemies, we should not destroy our democratic institutions and heat the polity for selfish reasons. Let us all learn from history.

9. The Senate President is a law abiding citizen who will not do anything to undermine the judicial process and authority. However, Dr. Saraki will always act to protect his fundamental human rights

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9 thoughts on “Arrest Warrant: Saraki Suggests Political Enemies Fighting Him Using Code Of Conduct Bureau

  1. Highly corrupt and indecent Senator Saraki should know that what goes around comes around with time. As a governor of Kwara state for eight years, he diverted billions of naira of the people’s money to his and his associate accounts while millions of Kwara residents are living in abject poverty with no meaningful infrastructure and development. What of about the default Societies Bank that was defrauded by Saraki family? Thousands of innocent people lost their lifetime savings and investments because of corruption and mismanagement pioneered by Senator Bukola saraki. A clear conscience fears no accusation, if the CCT doesn’t have any concrete evidence of money laundering, corruption, and false declaration of Saraki’s assets, they will never have charged him to appear in court. Nigerian citizens should wake up to realization that we can’t allow criminal politicians to get away with crimes just because they are public office holders. If they are found guilty of any wrong doing, they should face the wrath of the laws. We should not forget that few months ago that Senator Saraki planned a deadly coup by betraying his fellow party members in order to fraudulently emerged Senate President, since then, he had no peace. “No peace for a wicked soul.” There should be no immunity for politicians who involve in any criminal behavior or acts from this time forth at all levels of government. He should defend himself if not guilty of those charges in court. That is the beauty of democracy, Enough is enough.

  2. @OMOKEHINDE,******DID HE DIVERTED YOUR BILLIONS OR WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?ALL NIGERIAN LEADERS ARE CORRUPT INCLUDING THE SO CALL MOHAMMAD BUHARI,OSINBANJO,OBASANJO ,TINUBU AND HOST OF OTHERS,THEY ARE BIRD OF A FEATHER ,WE SHOULD SPEAK THE TRUTH,THIS IS PURE POLITICAL MOTIVATED BY HIS ENEMIES IN OTHER TO UNSEAT HIM AS A SENATE PRESIDENT,BUT THERE ALWAYS HISTORY AND CONSEQUENCE IN WHATEVER WE DO IN LIFE….I AM NOT SARAKI FANS,BUT I WILL SPEAK THE TRUTH,WE DONT HAVE LEADERS IN NIGERIA,THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD….

  3. @Afin oosa, you have no aristotic of sense. This billions we’re talking about belongs to Omokehinde, myself and Nigerians at large. The hand of the law will surely get to any corrupt public servant in due time. So pls take your political frustrations far away from where this Great Nation’s well wishers are gathered.

  4. It has started already. What baffles me is the fact that some scallywags wails when corrupt people are bn prosecuted. You asked PMB to start from his party and he has started, yet you moan, groan and wail. @ afin osa am sure you are more corrupt than Saraki in your little way.

  5. Senetor Bukola, have you ever check yourself?, Are you a free man from all this allegation agaist you?, even if it’s destiney to be in the position you are now, were you there in the right ways?
    I need a true link to speak the truth to you, senetor Bukola, what a Life, The People of yesterday that called themself is we, where are they, their bad history remain the same in the world, give honour to those that deserve it and be one of those that Nigerians will be remember for good in history in the future.
    *08038433483#

  6. @Afin Oosas,u are a vr big **** & stark *****.what has Saraki done to deserve anyone sympathy? It was because of his selfish interest alots of Jonathan corrupt associates still have mouth to talk today if not b4 his emergence corrupt ppl were coming forward themselves to return loots.Saraki damage the moral of Nigerian not just the APC alone.we stood under the sun & rain just to have Nigeria for all but what did he do? He should be send to jail to send massage to others that Buhari will jail you no matter your position & wealth.Let support this government & stop sympathise with those animals that don’t care abt you & i.Saraki must go to jail.

  7. @Afin oosa, lets be wise and lets nt b sentimental and tribalistic. dnt b a blind man following a known currupted leader. i never liked saraki for once.

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