- Reactions continue to trail the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen's suspension by President Muhammadu Buhari
- The Chief Justice of Nigeria was shown the way out by the president on Friday, January 25 in a move that has been widely condemned
- Ex-APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank, has described the president's action s illegal
Former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen as illegal.
Comrade Frank in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, January 25, called on the international community to urgently prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the suspension.
Comrade Frank insisted that Buhari has by the suspension and swearing-in of an Acting CJN, set a dangerous stage for massive disobedience to law and order which may lead to an unfathomable chaos, anarchy and an imminent descent to a civil war in the country.
He insisted that the actions of the president are dictatorial and undermining the judiciary, noting that it portends unimaginable implications for the nation’s democracy.
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“Buhari has just executed a coup against democracy in Nigeria and kick-started fascism in the country,” Comrade Frank said, calling on Nigerians to rise up and defend democracy.
Comrade Frank further said the president has by his actions, drawn a battle line between him and the people of the Niger Delta in particular and southern Nigeria in general.
He added that the President Buhari has confirmed fears in the minds of some Nigerians that the president was out to simply remove Onnoghen so as to perfect a rigging plan ahead of the forthcoming election.
His words: “I'm using this medium to tell the international community to, as a matter of urgency prevail on Buhari to reverse this decision.
“Buhari is desperate to hang on to power by rigging the presidential election because if it is through voting, it is clear Nigerians have reject him.
“By this action, it means that the opposition will never get justice at the Supreme Court.”
The Bayelsa-born politician also said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been vindicated after he described the Buhari's government as a return of the Abacha era.
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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 25, explained why he suspended Justice Onnoghen and appointed Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as the new acting CJN.
In a press release sent to journalists by his 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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