The Daily Sun reports that the The Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, first of all held the plenary session of the Senate before leaving for his trial in what seems to be a show of defiance given that the CCT chairman, Justice Danladi Umar, had earlier ruled that proceedings at the trial will start by 10am and end 6pm daily.
Saraki’s request for the tribunal to suspend sittings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, which are days of plenary for the Senate was turned down by Justice Danladi. Saraki showed up at the venue of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting over an hour later than the start time.
When he arrived the CCT by 11:55am, the tribunal chairman reportedly did not commence hearing for over one hour. Reports say Justice Danladi did not give any reason for the delay in commencement of the tribunal’s proceedings for the day.