The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on his victory at the Supreme Court on Friday.

Dogara in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, said that the judgment had reinforced confidence in the judiciary as last hope of the people.

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“The judgment of the Supreme Court today has once again reinforced our confidence and belief in the nation’s judiciary as the last hope of the common man.

“As democrats, this has again reaffirmed the independence of the judiciary as protected by our Constitution under the doctrine of Separation of Powers and principles of Checks and Balances.

“No doubt, the Supreme Court’s judgement will help in no small way in strengthening the independence of the legislature as the first organ of government under our constitutional democracy and presidential system of government,” he said.

He commended the doggedness and fighting spirit exhibited by Saraki who refused to be distracted by the long trial and remained resolute and focused on his legislative duties as President of the Senate.

Dogara urged Saraki to see the trial as a test to his leadership and put it behind.