- APC senators have said they are unaware of any decision by the Senate to approach the Supreme Court for an interpretation of the law on CJN Onnoghen's suspension
- The senators from the ruling party denied that an agreement was made by the Senate to approach the court
- The APC senators caucus said it dissociates itself from the said request for the legal interpretation of the suspension
Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have claimed to be unaware of any decision by the Senate to approach the Supreme Court for an interpretation of the law on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The senators said contrary to a statement by the Senate, there was no decision made for the lawmakers to approach the apex court for any interpretation of the law.
Daily Trust reports that the Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe), said the Senate never met to take such resolution.
He said: “It has come to the notice of the Senate APC Caucus that the Senate has approached the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
“For the records, the Senate never met to take any such resolution, and at no time mandated anyone to approach the Court on this matter on its behalf.
“Consequently, the Senate APC Caucus dissociates itself from the said request for the legal interpretation of the suspension."
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Senate approached the Supreme Court for an interpretation of the powers of the president in the appointment and removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), with respect to the roles of the upper chamber of the National Assembly and the National Judicial Council (NJC) in the entire process.
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The Senate which is scheduled to consider a special session on the matter on Tuesday, January 29, envisages a rancorous sitting especially from supporters of the government and the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), noting that the only way out of the current constitutional quagmire is by approaching the Supreme Court.
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