Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday reacted to allegations being made against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), over alleged falsification of assets declaration, as mischievous and untrue.
Saraki, who reacted to the allegation in a chat with journalists after a courtesy call on him by the management of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC), said the charges were not only untrue, but anchored on age- long document.
He said, “Most of these allegations are frivolous and not true. It has been there since 2003 and you wake up twelve years after to start raising non- existing issues.
“I have always done my assets declaration. We will continue to do our work here. There is no doubt about it that it is mischevious and It is not current.
“The issues raised are not true. As far as we are concerned, we are not shaken. We will focus on what we have come here to do, elected by the people and by my colleagues to work for the interest of this country.”
Saraki said that the CCB was being influenced by external forces and added that he would not in any way be distracted by the spurious allegations.
The statement reads in part, ‘The attention of Dr. Bukola Saraki, president of the Senate, has been drawn to a charge sheet being widely circulated on the online media, upon which he is expected to be tried at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). “It should be noted that at the time of writing this statement (10.00am on September 16, 2015), Dr. Saraki has not been served the court process.”
Meanwhile, Saraki has tasked the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) to ensure that the era of impunity and administrative injustice in the country are eradicated from the public service and the bureaucracy.