Senate President To Face 13 Count Charge
The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has filed a 13 count charge against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki as the trial is expected to begin tomorrow at the code of conduct tribunal.
Reports indicate that Saraki is being charged with false declaration of assets as well as keeping foreign accounts. The Senate President took to Twitter to begin his defense ahead of the trial as he hinted that the charges were politically motivated.
“There is no doubt about that. It is mischievous, it is not correct and the issues therein are not true. As far as we are concerned, we are not shaken.
We will focus on what we have come to the Senate to do. I was elected by the people. I was elected by my colleagues to work for what is good and in the interest of this country and that is what I will do. For the Code of Conduct Tribunal to wait for 13 years before working on a declaration that was made since 2003 is ridiculous. I have always done my declaration and we will defend those allegations but we will continue to do our work here”