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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday, May 31, failed to hear an application by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki challenging the Code of Conduct Tribunal’s jurisdiction to try him on false declaration of assets.

Upon calling the matter, one of the three-man panel of Judges who appeared for the matter, Moore Adumie told the court that hearing on the application cannot be held today.

Adumien said the court cannot sit if a quorum is not formed. He also pleaded with all parties involved to understand with his team.

The Court of Appeal usually sits with a panel of  five judges.
While he did not give any reason why the two other judges were absent, Adumien adjourned the matter to Thursday, June 2, to enable the court form a quorum.

Saraki is currently facing trial on a 13-count charge at the CCT for falsely declaring his assets.

He filed an appeal  after a ruling delivered by the chairman of the CCT, Justice Danladi Umar to disqualify himself from hearing the matter.
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