By FEMI SALAWU
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has expressed disappointment at the Supreme Court ruling dismissing his appeal against his ongoing trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for alleged corruption.
In its ruling, the court upheld an earlier decision given by the Court of Appeal, asking Mr. Saraki to face trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
A statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) said that the Senate President was expressed dismay on the supreme court ruling on his six grounds of appeal.
The statement read, ” He expresses disappointment over the Judgment of the apex court in the country on the six grounds of his appeal. He however will like to put it on record that the facts of the substantial matter are not before the Supreme Court since the apex court was only invited to rule on some preliminary issues in the process of commencing the trial.
“The Senate President believes he will have his day in the court to prove his innocence of the charges preferred against him during the trial proper. Dr. Saraki will like to thank everyone who has expressed support for him from the beginning of the case. He assures everyone that at the end of the day truth will prevail and justice will be served.
Mr. Saraki is facing a 13-count charge of alleged false declaration of assets. The Code of Conduct Bureau says the senate president lied about his assets, and maintained a foreign account, when he was governor of Kwara State.