Presidency disassociates self from Bukola Saraki’ s case

President Muhammadu Buhari has disassociated himself from the current travails of Senate President Bukola Saraki in the hands of the Code of Conduct Bureau- CCB and the Code of Conduct Tribunal- CCT, over a 13-count criminal charge against Saraki on account of alleged false declaration of assets, saying the courts have a duty to perform.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said that it will not tolerate claims linking President Buhari to the matter, and added that the speculation that CCB and CCT only act on external influence was unfounded.

He stated that there was no place in law that the Bureau and the tribunal should take instructions from any quarters ,and stressed that  the tribunal is set up by the constitution to determine the issue of default, false declaration or forgery in assets declaration.

Reiterating the president’s avowed commitment to the fight against corruption, the senior special assistant to the president said Buhari has sworn to protect the constitution.

Shehu said the matter was purely a judicial process and had nothing to do with the presidency, and however advised the affected parties to also use the courts to acquit themselves of the allegations.



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