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CCT Trial: Forget it, I won’t resign, Saraki says

Those who are calling for the resignation of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, over his ongoing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, over alleged false asset declaration, may have to wait much longer, as he vowed of Friday not to resign. He also insisted that his trial was an act of persecution and not a fight against corruption.

Saraki stated this in Lagos at the Social Media Week, adding that his trial was the handiwork of powerful people who were unhappy with his emergence as Senate President.

Disclosing that he filled an asset declaration form when he became a public servant 13 years ago, Saraki said: “We are public servants and you must fill your asset declaration form when you get into office and I did mine 13 years ago.

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“The charges have nothing to do with corruption or money being stolen anywhere. I will have my day in court to prove my innocence of the charge pending against me 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 now say that my record is faulted,” he said.

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