Onnoghen: Party calls on National Assembly to declare Saraki as president

Onnoghen: Party calls on National Assembly to declare Saraki as president

- The African Democratic Congress acused President Buhari of insuilting the constitution

- The party called on the National Assembly to declare Saraki as president

- President Buhari had suspended Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria

The African Democratic Congress has called on the National Assembly to declare Bukola Saraki as president of the country.

Daily trust reports that this was contained in a statement by the national chairman of the party, Chief Ralphs Nwosu, and signed by its publicity secretary, Yemi Kolapo on Sunday, January 27.

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The party claimed this was necessary for what it described as ridiculing of the constitution with the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as chief justice of Nigeria.

The ADC said President Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo were not capable of being in office.

The party insisted that the president has no right to remove Onnoghen and that a great offence has been committed.

“The National Assembly should declare the Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, president.”

Meanwhile, the presidency has again sent a message to the US, UK and EU assuring them that the suspension of the chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen is not related to the coming general elections.

In a statement issued by Garba Shehu on Sunday, January 27, the presidency said it appreciated the concern of three ‘friends’ of the country but assured that the election will be free and fair.

He said: “The statements by the three seem more driven by unfounded assumptions and to be honest, a certain condescension to this African democracy. This is unfortunate. But this gives us an opportunity to clarify some points in the hope that these three friends reach a deeper understanding of the situation.

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The statements by the US, UK and EU speak of their respect for constitutional practice and fair elections. However, the positions they stake tend to contravene rather than strengthen these laudable objectives.

CJN Onnoghen’s situation is one of his own making and, to a large degree, his own choosing.

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