- The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has reacted to the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen
- AIED in a statement on Friday, January 25, described the suspension of Onnoghen as a grand illegality
- The group stated that the action should be protested not just by every member of the Nigerian Body of Benchers but all patriots
The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen as a grand illegality, desecration of the garment of democracy and must be stopped.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, on Friday, January 25, in reaction to the suspension of the head of Nigerian judiciary and signed by its Director of Publicity, Comrade O'Seun John, AIED stated that the action should be protested not just by every member of the Nigerian Body of Benchers but all patriots who hold dear the continuous existence of Nigeria.
"The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, today, unveiled fully his true personality after years of dilly dally and pretence as a reformed dictator. Muhammadu Buhari today, showed to the entire world that he is nothing but a despotic totalitarian who would not mind dragging every institutions of the Nigerian State down to win a reelection.
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"Today, we have seen a man who gets blood rush in illegality, spits on the pages of our hallow constitution and kicks our sacred laws which forms our identity.
"The Nigerian Judiciary which is the only institution of state left with sanity is under siege. Our nation has been kicked off the cliff and going on a free fall, we are in trouble!
"The illegal suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria is not only alien to every fibres of our laws but distasteful and an unforgivable violation of the core spirit and principle of separation of power.
"We hereby call on all members of the Nigerian Body of Benchers and patriots across the world to stand up against this. We call on every world leaders to stand up for the Nigerian people at these moment of tribulation and help end this reign of absurdity," the statement read.
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Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 25, explained why he suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen and appointed Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as the new acting CJN.
In the presidency press release shared on President Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina, the president said he was served with an Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal directing him to suspend the embattled Chief Justice.
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