President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Supreme Court over false asset declaration.
He stated that the country’s judicial system, no matter the challenges it faces, is truly working and no one should be allowed to undermine or break it.
President Buhari said, in a statement on Saturday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, “I have seen many instances where individuals and groups seek the destruction of the judicial institution in the foolish thinking of saving their skin, instead of going through the painstaking process of establishing their innocence.
“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.”
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.”
Saraki was arraigned by the Nigerian government and docked at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on allegation bordering on false asset declaration.
He was, however, acquitted by the Supreme Court on Thursday.