Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has hailed the victory of Saraki at the CCT as another victory for Nigerians over tyranny.
Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Wednesday, said the judgment was another lesson for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government that criminal cases were not won on the pages of newspapers.
He drew the attention of Nigerians to number eight of his 22 predictions for year 2017.
He said, “I said it categorically that the Code of Conduct Tribunal will absolve Senate President Bukola Saraki and today, the prediction came to pass.”
“I have maintained that the government of President Buhari is not fighting any corruption. Rather, what is being done is hiding under anti-corruption fight to persecute, humiliate, harass and malign perceived political enemies.”
In his reaction, the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfattah Ahmed, said, “The no-case verdict is a testimony and a vindication of the incorruptibility of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, which some of us, who are privileged to work with him, have always known him for.
“He has always been selfless in his services to the good people of Kwara State and Nigeria at large.”
Similarly, human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), hailed the acquittal of Saraki by the CCT.
He said the ruling by the tribunal was evidence that the anti-corruption war was nothing but a ruse to fool the feeble-minded.