- The Abuja chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has backed the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen
- Recall that Onnoghen was suspended as the chief justice of Nigeria by the federal government over non-declaration of assets
- The council berated those attacking Buhari because of the decision to suspend the CJN in spite of the evidence available for such decision
The Federal Capital Territory chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), on Monday, January 28, staged a solidarity rally to support the suspension of chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, by the federal government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidency, on January 25, suspended Justice Onnoghen over alleged failure to declare his assets in suspicious domiciliary accounts.
Legit.ng gathers that the officials and members of NYCN, FCT chapter came out in large numbers, chanting anti-corruption songs in support of the suspension.
This they did with various placards, such as ‘Sai Baba Buhari help us kill corruption in the judiciary and Nigeria in general”, among others.
The rally which kicked-off from the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja, took the protesters down to the federal ministry of justice and ended at the gate of the National Assembly.
Addressing newsmen, the convener of the rally, Ambassador Ango Abdullahi said that the youth of the six area councils of the FCT decided to stage the solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s sanitisation of the system.
Abdullahi, who is also the chairman of NYCN in the FCT, berated those attacking Buhari because of the decision to suspend the CJN in spite of the evidence available for such decision.
He said there was failure to reconvene the National Judicial Council (NJC) meeting by the CJN in order to avoid suspension by the body.
The youth leader commended Buhari for obeying the code of conduct tribunal’s recommendations to suspend the CJN until the final determination of the petitions against him.
He said that the FCT youths could not fold their hands and watch some element soil their future with corruption.
Abdullahi expressed the commitment of the youths to join hands with relevant anti-corruption agencies to eliminate the menace of corruption in of the country.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the entrance of the National Secretariat of the Nigerian Bar Association was besieged by members of the National Interest Defenders and Lawyers in Defence of Democracy over the suspension of chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen and swore in Tanko Mohammed as acting chief justice of Nigeria on Friday, January 25.
The protesters on Monday, January 28 called on the president to rescind his decision and return Onnoghen.
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