-An Ijaw youth group has declare a persona non-grata on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria
- The council said the suspension of Justice Onnoghen, as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, by President Muhammadu Buhari, as apt, timely and a welcome development
- According to the council, Onnoghen failed to exhibit a high level of decency in his conduct as the number one judicial officer in Nigeria
Some youth from Ijaw have condemned the call for the reinstatement of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The youth under the aegis of United Niger Delta Youth Council (UNDYC) declared a persona non-grata on the embattled CJN.
Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, January 26, the president of the group, Jackson Bob-Manuel, said the suspension of Justice Onnoghen, as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, by President Muhammadu Buhari, as apt, timely and a welcome development.
Jackson said Justice Onnoghen failed to exhibit a high level of decency in his conduct as the number one judicial officer in the country.
He further urged the suspended CJN to face the law and stop looking for sympathy.
"We are of the opinion that Justice Walter Onnoghen having risen to the exalted position of Chief Justice of Nigeria should have exhibited a high level of decency in his conduct as the number one Judicial Officer in the country," Jackson said.
“Justice Walter Onnoghen a Niger Delta son that is supposed to serve as a role model to us has indeed failed woefully and brought shame and disgrace to the people of the Niger Delta region.
“When they steal government funds and buy choice properties for themselves and their families, they are Mr. A or Mr. B., but when they are caught, they become Niger Deltans who are suffering political persecution.
“The United Niger Delta Youth Council says enough is enough of this treachery by political allies from the Niger Delta region. They must be held responsible for their actions and inactions as regards their conduct in office. And the case of Justice Walter Onnoghen should not be politicized to look like ethnic persecution," Jackson state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government has warned against foreign interference into the nation’s affairs, capable of creating apprehension, distrust among citizens or undermining the transparency and acceptability of outcomes of the nation’s electoral process.
This is contained in a statement issued by senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, January 26.
The statement was apparently a reaction to comments made by some foreign countries including the United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (U.S.A.) and the European Union, over the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Buhari on Friday, January 25.
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