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Code of Conduct Charges:  It is mischievous, political witch- hunt, says Saraki

By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- SENATE President Bukola Saraki has described the slamming of  a 13-count charge of corruption on him by the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB as Mischievous and political witch- hunt.

According to Saraki, allegation of false assets declaration was not untrue, but frivolous, just as he vowed not to be shaken by what he termed, moves by his political enemies to distract him from carrying out his duties as a senator and a Senate President for which he was elected.

Speaking with Journalists Wednesday in Abuja after a courtesy call on him by the managemant of the Public Complaints Commission, PSS, Senate President Saraki however wondered why  the Tribunal  would suddenly wake up with such allegations about 13 years after he declared his assets and said he would defend the charges.

When asked if he perceived a witch hunt, Saraki said:  “There is no doubt about that. It is mischievous, it is not correct and the issues therein are not true.
“As far as we are concerned, we are not shaken. We will focus on what we have come to the Senate to do. “I was elected by the people.  I was elected by my colleagues to work for what is good and in the interest of this country and that is what I will do.

“For the Code of Conduct Tribunal to wait for 13 years before working on declaration that was made since 2003 was ridiculous. “I have always done my declaration and we will defend those allegations but we will continue to do our work here”.


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