Information has emerged that the Presidency, some powerful forces from the North -West and All Progressive Congress (APC) were behind the unexpected postponement of judgement in the appeal filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, seeking to stop his trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
THISDAY reports that a source shortly after the indefinite adjournment that there was pressure to delay the judgement at the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division.
What became curious was that no reason was given for the delay in the case, which was said to be ‘sine die’ (indefinite), with findings revealing that high-wired politics and pressure were at play some hours to the judgement.
Speaking to some journalists, the source said; “A governor from the north-west, the Presidency and some APC chieftains all mounted pressure for the delay of the judgement.
“You can see that the courtroom is even under lock and key, which is not the usual practice when we are not sitting. I don’t know why today should be an exception.”
The court had fixed 2pm for the judgement but when the parties in the case including their lawyers and journalists got to the venue, they were surprised to see the court room doors under lock and key.