By Ige Olugbenga
The All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Ilorin, Kwara state went on jubilation spree as news filtered in of the acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT ).
Speaking with journalists at the APC state secretariat, the APC state chairman, Isola Balogun Fulani, expressed happiness at the discharge, saying the allegations were politically motivated.
“The entire APC members and all peace loving people of Kwara State are very happy. We knew that this is a politically motivated charge, but God has vindicated us, and it is a plus to democracy. This also allows us to have confidence in the judiciary of Nigeria.
“We are very happy. We thank everybody and well meaning Nigerians who had supported us from first time the trial started up to the end of this case.
“We are going to the Emir of Ilorin to rejoice with him and thank him for supporting our leader, the Senate President. From there, we will move to the Executive Governor of Kwara State to thank him for his support.” he said.
Also speaking, former APC women leader and chairperson, Kwara state local government service commission, Sarat Adebayo, said the judgement is a welcome development.
“We appreciate President Buhari for doing justice to the whole issue. The judgement is a welcome development to Kwarans as a whole. We appreciate everyone that stood by us when the case lasted.
“We appreciate particularly the NASS, the executive and judiciary arms as well as Nigerians for standing by us during our time of trial. We believe that justice has been done today.
“We salute everyone, we are confident that with the judgement tremendous achievements would be achieved in the remaining two years ahead.” she said.