Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has lost his appeal to see his Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) charges withdrawn as the Court of Appeal has again affirmed the jurisdiction CCT to try the Senate President on charges bordering on assets declaration breaches.

Justice Abdul Aboki-led panel of the appeal court affirmed the CCTís jurisdiction after dismissing the appeal filed by Saraki challenging his trial before the tribunal.

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All the four other members of the panel unanimously agreed with the lead judgment delivered by Justice Aboki‎ who resolved all the eight issues formulated for determination against Saraki.

In affirming the earlier ruling of the Danladi Umar-led CCT that affirmed the tribunalís jurisdiction, Justice Aboki held among others that contrary to Sarakiís contention, the Attorney-General of the Federation had the power to institute charges against him before the CCT.

The appeal court also held that under the Constitution, the Code of Conduct wa‎s not under any obligation to invite the appellant to enable him to make written admission of breaches in his asset declaration forms before charges could be initiated against him.

Justice Aboki described the contention as sentimental which the court had been enjoined not to delve into.

This was the second time the appeal court would be delivering judgment on the same subject matter of jurisdiction of the CCT to try the Senate President.

The Court of Appeal had last year ruled against Saraki on the jurisdiction of the CCT and asked him to proceed to face the 16 counts preferred against him.