CCT appeal: Senators vow to back Saraki, accuse FG of witch-hunt

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Some members of the Senate are spoiling for a fresh battle with the Presidency over the decision by the Federal Government to appeal against the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which acquitted President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, of a false and anticipatory declaration of assets when he was governor of Kwara State.

The senators, who spoke to Saturday PUNCH in different interviews, said the matter of the appeal would be raised when the National Assembly resumes from break. The lawmakers are to resume on July 4, 2017.

While describing Saraki’s trial as a political witch-hunt, the lawmakers said the appeal against the CCT judgment had clearly shown that the executive was out against the legislature. This is just as Saraki on Friday said he remained unperturbed by the appeal.

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