In a statement released this evening by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari distanced himself from the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Bureau.
In the statement, Shehu said that the laws binding the Code of Conduct bureau and Tribunal forbids interference from external forces from any quarters.
Garba said those who were accusing Buhari of witch hunting Saraki are uninformed.
“This therefore is purely a judicial process and has nothing to do with the Presidency. Let them hire a good team of lawyers to prove their innocence.
Government has no desire to persecute anybody. The President has vowed to respect the rule of law and this is what he is doing by staying out of this matter. He has said times without number that the war against corruption has no sacred cows,” the statement in part read.