Political leaders under the aegis of Leaders of Thought North Central Zone have rejected the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s (CCT) judgment of last Thursday. The spokesman of the group, Senator Ahmed Mohammed, stated that the recent pronouncement by eminent jurists on the alleged illegality of CCT’s actions, adding that it lacks the power to prosecute the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and dock him like a common criminal. According to Mohammed, “On our part we make bold to say that we would reject whatever is the outcome of this illegal and Kangaroo trial under Umar Danladi who himself was alleged to have criminal charges hanging on his neck while the Tribunal has also been declared incompetent by eminent legal luminary.
“Therefore we call for the immediate dismissal of the on going trial at CCT but should this injustice and political persecution continue then Chief Ahmed Bola Tinubu must be re -arraigned immediately. The public condemnation of the judgement by erudite jurists and world class legal luminaries in the persons of foremost constitutional lawyer and academic; Prof. Ben Nwabueze, former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, former Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Samson Uwaifo and (rtd) many others too numerous to mention have hit the nail on the head that the trial is essentially political and was neither a drive to establish corruption nor in the interest of administration of justice.”