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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Alleged false declaration: CCT clearing me has vindicated me

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has released a statement on his discharge by the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT. According to him, this development has vindicated him. Read the statement after the cut...
Today, June 14, 2017, the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja discharged and acquitted me on a case of false declaration of assets, which started in September 2015. You would recall that at the beginning of the trial, I maintained that I will clear my name. The conclusion of this trial has vindicated my position.
With the outcome of this case, our faith is renewed in our courts and our hope is restored that the judiciary in our country could indeed provide sanctuary for all those who seek justice. I thank the Almighty Allah, the ultimate Judge and the repository of all powers. He alone has brought about this victory. I am immensely grateful to all my colleagues in the National Assembly for their abiding support. All through my trial, they demonstrated their strong conviction about the choice we all decided to make two years ago. I thank members of my family for their unflinching support. I thank all friends and supporters back home in Kwara State and across the length and breadth of our country for their prayers and their sacrifices.

My gratitude also goes to all members of my legal team for their tireless efforts to ensure the cause of justice is served. After undergoing the crucible of a tortuous trial, my vindication today calls for celebration. It is my belief however that if there should be any celebration at all, it should be a celebration of the hopes that this judgment gives us as citizens that despite all the challenges that we face as a country, we are well on our way to building a country where the innocent needs not be afraid. I therefore urge all my supporters to refrain from any unbridled triumphalism. The challenges that our country faces today are enormous and do not allow for wanton celebration. Instead, we should all reflect on the significance of this moment and what it meant for our democracy. On a personal note, I harbour no grudge against anyone, regardless of the role they might have played in the persecution that I had endured in the last two years.

I believe that If my trial had in anyway given hope to the common man that no matter the forces arraigned against him, he can still get justice in our courts, then my tribulation had not been in vain. Once again, I thank my colleagues in the 8th Senate for standing firm. Regardless of the distraction of my trial, we have achieved more as legislators than the previous Senates. Now that this distraction is over, we can even achieve so much more. We must now proceed from here with greater vigour to deliver on the expectations of Nigerians and show that this 8th Senate can indeed play a central role in improving the quality of lives of our people. Lastly, I thank all the gentlemen of the press for your abiding interest in this case, which I believe had contributed in no small measure in ensuring that truth and reason ultimately prevailed.

13 comments:

Abdullahi Mohammed said...

No way Ole agbaya your money did it for you vindicated ke we all know you are a thief feeding on the life blood of Nigerians tell us how many million $ vindicated you don't worry Nigerians are a patient people you & the likes of you who have been stealing us blind will be made accountable for it the law is as slow as the tortoise but it always get to where it's going keep laughing but Nigerians will get the last laugh if you can betray your father who else is safe from barawo onyi oshi

Alloy Chikezie said...

Akuko.

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Anonymous said...

Nigeria's corrupt system may have let you off the hook but remember that you will eventually appear before The Greatest Judge of all one day to give an account of your stewardship. That day no other judge will be there.

grace said...

Am happy for you sir.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Oh please...saraki stfu already ok

Long live LIB

Anonymous said...

The judgement didnt vindicate you. It only confirms that you are so neck deep in corruption that Nigeria cannot make progress untill we get the likes of you out of our politics.

AyoJJ said...

Congrats sir

Anonymous said...

Oh shut the fuck up bro. You and your family are thieves

Beauty Osas said...

Judgement ko vindicate ni.

Anonymous said...

You are smart thief

Vivian Reginalds said...

inukwa this thief!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

A thief being vindicated. Can our senators walk freely amongst the people they represent without being rubbished disgraced and insulted.the judiciary might have set you free,your conscience will never be free.

Anonymous said...

Yes oh God will judge all of u

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