President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has arrived the courtroom of the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja with about 50 Senators and House of representative members to face trial over a 13-count charge of corruption levelled against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Saraki arrived the tribunal premises at 9:32 a.m., accompanied by “about 50 senators and some members of the House of Representatives”, his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, revealed.
Some of the senators in court are Theodore Orji, Sam Egwu, Ike Ekweremadu, Shaba Lafiaji, Aliyu Wamakko, Rafiu Ibrahim, Tayo Alasoadura, Hamma Misau, Samuel Anyanwu, Sabi Aliyu Abdullahi, among others.
The Chairman of the Tribunal came into the courtroom at 10.32 a.m, and apologised for the delay in the commencement of proceeding. He said the tribunal was sorting out some matters.
This newspaper learnt that the Senate President and his supporters first converged on the National Assembly early on Tuesday morning from where they took off in a convoy of buses for the tribunal.
“We are already seated. No shaking. The plan is to humiliate the man, not minding if they break the law or violate the procedure”, supporter of the Senate President said.
“We have nothing to fear. After Saraki has exercised his fundamental human rights in relevant courts, we are here to show the lies contained in the charges.”