President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s judicial system was working in spite of the challenges it faces, adding that no one should be allowed to undermine it.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu in Abuja on Saturday said Buhari was reacting to Friday’s Supreme Court verdict on Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The Supreme Court had set Saraki free of charges in the case of false assets declaration at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
“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 statement read.
Buhari observed that Saraki’s journey from the lowest to the highest court in the country provided an important example for Nigerians to emulate.
The Supreme Court had upheld the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s ruling that cleared Saraki of all 18 count charges bothering on assets declaration.