- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state says Senator Bukola Saraki's victory at the CCT is laudable
- Okowa says the victory is in the best interest of the Nigerian people
- Okowa says Nigerians are beginning to get a taste of true democracy
The Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has hailed the victory of president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, saying it is a pointer of greater things to be achieved democratically in Nigeria.
Okowa in a statement by his chief press secretary, Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba on Wednesday, June 14, said: “Saraki’s long and tortuous trial was victory for democracy and rule of law”.
The governor said it was obvious the case against Mr. Saraki was a “distraction to governance”, but expressed gladness that the Senate did not allow the trial to hinder its performance.
He said Saraki’s victory depicted that the judiciary remains the bastion of hope for everyone seeking redress and added that he is glad Senator Saraki has been vindicated.
“This judgement is good for our democracy as it will further enhance Nigerians’ faith in the judiciary,’ the governor said.
Okowa challenged the Senate president and members of the National Assembly to always protect the rule of law and fundamental rights of Nigerians.
In a similar vein, human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) has lauded the acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Ozekhome also mocked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which was the key witness against Saraki.
While reacting to the development, Ozekhome slammed the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption headed by Prof. Itse Sagay.
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In a statement on Wednesday, Ozekhome said, “The Code of conduct tribunal headed by Mr Danladi Umar (not Justice Umar,as always erroneously reported ), was bold, courageous and right, in spite of visible executive interference and manipulation, to have discharged and acquitted Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on all the counts of false declaration of assets levelled against him.
“EFCC, much trumpeted much-trumpeted media trial of cases, dramatic hype and conviction of suspects on the pages of newspapers and social media, leading the country to now?
“You have actually done more harm and damage to the so called anti -corruption ‘war’ than all the vampires and barbaric, primitive accumulators of our national wealth and common patrimony joined together.”
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