President Muhammadu Buhari says acquittal of Senate President, Bukola Saraki by the Supreme Court on Friday has shown that the judiciary is effective.
The apex court had upheld the ruling of the CCT that the senate president has no case to answer.
A court of appeal ordered Saraki to return to the CCT — where he had earlier been acquitted. This prompted the senate president to proceed to the supreme court.
Reacting on Saturday, Buhari said the development shows courts in the country are effective and “should be allowed to do their job.”
“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,” Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted the president as saying.
“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.”