Senate President Bukola Saraki appeals against judgement of Court of Appeal

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has appealed against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which on October 30th affirmed the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to try him on 13 counts of false assets declaration.

Saraki also urged the Supreme Court to halt the proceedings of the Code of conduct Tribunal to try him for the alleged offences pending when his appeal would be determined and also raised seven grounds of appeal in his notice of appeal filed on Tuesday and attached to the application for stay of proceedings.

In his appeal, the senate leader urged the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal, the entire proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal and the charges preferred against him before the Tribunal.

Claiming that the Appeal Court erred in law when it affirmed the competence of the proceedings of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Saraki also faulted the majority decision of the Appeal Court where it held that there was lacuna regarding the quorum of the Tribunal.



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