South-south governors summon emergency meeting over alleged plot to sack CJN

South-south governors summon emergency meeting over alleged plot to sack CJN

Governors from the south-south region of the country have summoned an emergency meeting over the reported plans by the federal government to remove Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The meeting of the governors on the platform of the south-south governors forum is also expected to discuss other issues including the security of the Niger Delta, during and after the election; the issue of derivation; in addition to the recent development involving the chief justice of the federation, The Cable reports.

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Governor Seriake Dickson in a statement by his special adviser on media relations, Fidelis Soriwei, on Saturday, January 12, said he is yet to be updated about the complete details at the Supreme Court concerning the CJN, but warned that the action against the CJN was a dangerous escalation coming a few weeks to the general elections.

The governor said the south-south governors forum would make public its position on the issue after the meeting to convey the position of the zone to the Nigerian public.

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Legit.ng had earlier reported that federal government allegedly asked the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, to immediately vacate his office as head of the nation’s judiciary over issues bordering on non-declaration of assets.

According to Vanguard, the federal government will arraign the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu led- Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Monday, January 14.

The newspaper reports that the CJN is facing charges of failures to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.

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