- A group identified as Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities for the Atiku Agenda has condemned the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Nigeria's chief justice
- President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria on Friday, January 25
- The group calls on Nigerians to resist the suspension, saying it rubbishes the sacrifice of the heroes of Nigeria's democracy
The suspension of the chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has been condemned by a group identified as Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities for the Atiku Agenda (CENTAA).
The group condemned the suspension in a statement on Monday, January 28, by its president, Honourable Adeoye Jolaosho, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Legit.ng reports that the group said the suspension rubbished the sacrifice of the heroes of Nigeria's democracy and should be resisted.
The statement read: “Buhari is showing the symptoms of dictatorship and totalitarian governance and he must be stopped.
“This entire proceeding by APC is the worst form of corruption, this inordinate commitment towards blacklisting the Legislature and the Judiciary, this strange assault on the delicate walls of the separation of powers.
"This undeserved holier-than-thou posturing of the APC goes against all the norms of democracy."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that 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 presidency on January 25, suspended Justice Onnoghen over alleged failure to declare his assets in suspicious domiciliary accounts.
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.
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Addressing newsmen, the convener of the rally, Ambassador Ango Abdullahi said that the youths 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.
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