My Trial At Cct Won’t Disturb Senate Proceedings – Saraki

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, (THEWILL) – Embattled President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has assured that his on-going trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, will not disturb the activities of the upper legislative chamber.

Saraki made this statement on Monday after the Tribunal Chairman; Mr. Danladi Umar announced that the proceedings in the trial involving the Senate President will now hold on a day-to-day basis.

“I am the one on trial not the Senate. Even though I have been overwhelmed by the solidarity displayed by my colleagues, it is important that the work of the Senate is not unduly affected by this process,” he said in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu.

It would be recalled that at the preliminary stage of the trial, senators had always accompanied the Senate President to the tribunal each time the case bordering on false assets declaration came up for hearing.

But affirming that the legislative body being an institution would not be affected by the absence of any of the principal, Saraki said now that the trial proper has commenced and the Senate is in session, he would not want the trial to affect legislative business.