The Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Thursday asserted that the trial of the senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, affected the economy of Nigeria.
Akpabio who made the remark on the floor of the senate, shortly before the upper legislative chambers embarked on a two-week recess said the prices of stocks went up at the stock exchange after Saraki was cleared.
The former governor described the situation as a good sign for the country as the economy is bouncing back.
Akpabio said, “It’s a good sign that the economy is bouncing back as a result of the victory. Mr President I was listening to Channels Television. I heard of what happened at the stock exchange, shares prices went up.
“This is an indication that even the trial was slowing down the economy. I want to congratulate Nigerians for this.”
Recall that CCT Chairman, Danladi Umar had yesterday acquitted Saraki of all charges bordering on false assets declaration.