Michael Olanrewaju, Ilorin
The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Kwara state, has lauded the ruling of the Federal High Court, Lagos which dismissed the application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for forfeiture of houses belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The party,in a statement signed by its chairman,Engr. Kola Shittu congratulated Saraki on his victory at the court.
It described the court judgment as a victory for democracy, rule of law and all Nigerians that stand against impunity, political intimidation and abuse of power.
“The pronouncement by Honourable Justice Riliwan Aikawa of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that there is no sufficient basis in the EFCC application for the permanent forfeiture of Dr Saraki’s houses, further validates our belief that the suit filed by the Commission was based on falsehood and targeted at witch-hunting and humiliating our Leader.
“The EFCC and their sponsors made a lot of noise concerning the property in question and subjected Dr Saraki to media trial but could not prove their false allegations at the court. We are happy that the Court has finally vindicated our leader and affirmed his innocence.
“This verdict of the court is a victory for democracy, rule of law and all Nigerians that stand against impunity, political intimidation and abuse of power.
“We congratulate our leader on this ruling and salute his courage, resilience and perseverance throughout the period of the legal battle. It is our prayer that he will continue to overcome every evil act of his traducers and enemies, both at the State and Federal level,” it added.