Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has hailed the Supreme Court judgment which dismissed the asset declaration case against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Abubakar in a statement issued by his media office on Friday, in Abuja, said the judgments had further affirmed the judiciary as last hope for the citizens.
He commended the Supreme Court judges for the unanimity in their judgment, saying that the development had further affirmed that the judiciary was the real bastion of equity and good governance in any society.
“I believe this judgment has given hope to Nigerians, that the judiciary will always be fair and firm on issues relating to individuals seeking redress in law courts.
“I am a firm believer in the rule of law and I will never forget the role the judiciary played in emboldening me to continue with my efforts to provide good and quality leadership for Nigeria and Nigerians.
“The multiple suits on corruption which I won in my days of trial as Vice President will never be forgotten in a hurry. It was an independent, firm and fair judiciary that made it all possible,’’ Abubakar said.
Abubakar, however, said the victory was not only for Saraki but for the entire Senate.
The former Vice President also said the court’s affirmation of the legitimacy of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had shown that he was indeed the true choice of the people of Enugu state.
He urged Ugwuanyi to continue on the tradition of excellence for the good of the people of the state, and for the PDP, in whom the people had for many years invested their political future.