A Lagos based Civil Society Organisation, has faulted Wednesday’s ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, which acquitted and discharged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and accused the Federal Government of compromising its anti-graft stance.
Many have alleged that the group is sympathetic to the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
”The judgement is a slap on Tinubu, who fought for the victory of APC during the 2015 election”, the group said.
The Executive Chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, Debo Adeniran, disclosed this via a statement signed by its Media Coordinator, Wale Salami.
Post-Nigeria recalled, that the CCT today upheld the no-case submission made by Saraki, thereby discharging him of the false and anticipatory assets declaration charge leveled against him, since September 2015, by the Federal Government. 

Adeniran, said the ruling only but re-affirmed the existence of corruption in the Judiciary.
“The Judiciary that is supposed to be the last hope of masses, is the most disappointing, given the speed with which it has been discharging and acquitting suspected corruption criminals”, he said.
He stated further: “We view the judgment as a political one, achieved by the so-called anti-corruption-focused APC-led Federal Government, for the purpose of settling its intra-party wrangling and discontent.
“The ruling is a big indictment on the government’s anti-corruption drive, given that Saraki’s case had been one of the most prominent and most vigorously pursued ones, out of the several corruption cases being prosecuted by the FG.”

He added that the ruling also: “validates the fact that the present government is corruption-compliant holistically; a situation where the Executive, Legislature, and the Judiciary arms are disappointing deeply involved, with the exception of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose commitment to anti-corruption has for long been beyond reasonable doubts.”


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