CCT trial is persecution, not fight against corruption – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Friday said his current asset declaration trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, is more of persecution than an actual anti-corruption fight.

Saraki while speaking at the Social Media Week in Lagos also declared that he would not step down from his position as the Senate President in spite of calls for his resignation in view of his trial.

According to Saraki, “It is not a fight against corruption, it is more about being persecuted.”

“We are public servants and you must fill your asset declaration form when you get in office and I did mine 13 years ago.”

“The charges have nothing to do with corruption or money being stolen anywhere and that is why at the end of the day, I will have my day in court because it is not about corruption.”

“I don’t understand how the same organisation that cleared my asset declaration to be proper in 2004, 2009 and 2011 can suddenly wake up and say that my record is faulted.”

Saraki is currently facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, over false declaration of asset.