The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Wednesday quashed an application filed by Senate President Bukola Abubakar Saraki demanding the Tribunal Chairman to disqualify himself from his trial.
The Senate President, through his counsel Kanu G. Agabi (SAN), had no faith in the to give him justice.
He cited a statement from Justice Umar, alleging that there is likelihood of bias, with obvious consequence on the outcome of the trial.
Nonetheless, in his ruling in Abuja, Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar led panel, held that he would not withdraw from the trial, because there would be no one to sit in judgment over the case.
‘‘The application to recuse myself has not been contemplated in the constitution. In the absent of the chairman, this trial cannot go on, therefore I cannot recuse myself. The chairman is the Tribunal, without the chairman no tribunal.’’ He stated.
The motion is founded on mere conjecture. ‘‘The application of the applicant is not well founded and is hereby dismissed’’.
Consequently upon that, the matter was adjourned to November 7 and 8, 2016 for continuation of cross examination of prosecution witness; Michael Wetkass.
Head, Press & Public Relations,
CCT HQ. Abuja