Thursday, 19 November 2015

S-Court ruling on Saraki appropriate, lawyer tells Falana, Sagay

One of the counsel to the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, Prince Ajibola Oluyede, has faulted the condemnation that trailed ruling of the Supreme Court over the trial of the senate
president at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, stating that notions are clearly misconceived.

In a statement entitled, “The Supreme Court and the mob hysteria”, Oluyede, who made particular reference to comments credited to Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, and Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, noted that the perception of the eminent lawyers on the ruling were wrong.

Falana was quoted to have said, “It is unfathomable that the Supreme Court decided to return the country to the status quo ante in a rather brazen and bizarre manner”, while Sagay in his opinion noted that, “what the Supreme Court has done is illegal and it is shocking that the Supreme Court would indulge in illegalities”.

According to Oluyede, “the orchestrated tirade against the Supreme Court of Nigeria in respect of daring to do the unthinkable by scuttling the politically motivated stampede to remove Bukola Saraki from his position as Senate President through a wholly unconstitutional trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal is understandable.

“Both eminent lawyers are intolerably wrong and thus give the impression that their per incuriam opinions could only have been motivated by prejudice and not by their well known life long struggle for the public good.”