The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, reacted to the commencement of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja.
Saraki is facing a 13 count charge of corruption and alleged false declaration of asset while he was governor of Kwara state between 2003 and 2007, preferred against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
The embattled senate president, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Yusuph Olaniyonu, expressed happiness that his trial before the Tribunal had finally commenced.
He said that if the trial is conducted fairly, he had no doubt that he will be vindicated.
According to him, the proceedings of Tuesday had given him confidence.
He said that “even though the prosecution tried to bring in some dramatic narratives, it was clear that they were merely thrashing around and hoping to titillate the public with salacious tales”.
He added that he was hopeful, however, that at the right time, his lawyers would have the opportunity to present his case.
Saraki is expected to appear before the tribunal today, Wednesday.