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Saraki’s acquittal: None should interfere with judiciary, Buhari insists


President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki PHOTO: TWITTER/BUKOLA SARAKI

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the country’s judicial system, no matter the challenges it faces, is truly working, declaring that no one should be allowed to undermine or break it.

The President, who was reacting to Supreme Court’s verdict, which absolved the President of Senate, Bukola Saraki, of any wrongdoing regarding the declaration of assets, said: “I have seen many instances, where individuals and groups seek the destruction of the judicial institution in the foolish thinking of saving their skins, instead of going through the painstaking process of establishing their innocence.”

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Afairs, Garba Shehu, the President said the Senate President’s journey from the lowest to the highest court of the land provides an important example for Nigerians to emulate.


He added: “In the case of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, I have seen him take the tortuous path of using the judicial process. He persevered, and in the end, the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court, says he is not guilty as charged.

“This is what I have done in the three elections in which I was cheated out, before God made it possible for me to come here the fourth time I ran for the office.”

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