- Saraki's aide, Olu Onemole, has said the decision of the Senate to go to court over Walter Onnoghen's suspension is supported by the majority
- According to Onemole, the decision is to seek the interpretation from the apex court
- Saraki earlier urged President Buhari to immediately reverse himself on Justice Onnoghen's suspension
Olu Onemole, an aide to the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, declared that the decision of the Senate to go to court over the suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, was supported by the majority.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that Onemole, special assistant to Saraki on new media, made this known on twitter. He said the senate got the support of majority of the members of its leadership before going to court.
He explained that the leadership of the Senate comprises 10 members, stressing that majority of the 10-member leadership gave their consent for the upper legislative chamber to approach the court.
“Issues like going to court on behalf of the Senate has never been a decision taken to the floor or plenary. It is a decision for the leadership of the Senate. The leadership consists of 10 members.
“The Senate president got the support or consent of a very good majority of the ten on the need to seek interpretation from the apex court.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, faulted the statements issued by the governments of the US, UK and the European Union observers on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
Oshiomhole on Monday, January 28, condemned the statements at the presidential villa after the APC Senate caucus and the party’s senatorial candidates met with President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, “Nigeria is not a colony. We will not accept any foreign interference in the internal affairs of Nigeria.” He argued that judges get dismissed in Europe and the United States without interference.
In a related development, Bukola Saraki, urged President Buhari to immediately reverse himself on the suspension of chief justice of Nigeria, Justice Onnoghen.
Saraki said the president has sent a wrong signal to the world by unilaterally taking a decision of such magnitude and not following the provision of the constitution.
The Senate president said this in a statement on Friday, January 25. He added that the Nigeria's constitution makes no provision for the suspension of the nation’s highest judicial officer.
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