President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki for seeking justice through the judicial system instead of the back door.
The President made his position known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Malam Garba Shehu, on Saturday.
President Buhari said: “I have seen many instances where individuals and groups seek the destruction of the judicial institution in the foolish thinking of saving their skin, instead of going through the painstaking process of establishing their innocence.
“In the case of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, I have seen him take the tortuous path of using the judicial process. He persevered, and in the end, the highest court of the land, the Supreme Court, says he is not guilty as charged.
“This is what I have done in the three elections in which I was cheated out, before God made it possible for me to come here the fourth time I ran for the office.”
The President said the Senate President’s journey from the lowest to the highest court of the land provides an important example for Nigerians to emulate.
Saraki, who was dragged before the Code of Conduct Tribunal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, passed through the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court over the case.
He was at the Supreme Court twice on the matter.