- A coalition of northern youths has supported President Buhari on Justice Walter Onnoghen's suspension
- The group also commended Buhari for the decision, saying it is a fight against corruption in the judiciary
- According to leaders of the group, Onnoghen’s resignation is important if the country is to move forward and rescued from future mess
A group of northern youths in Kaduna state has announced their support for President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to suspend the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen.
The group took to the street to make their demands known as they protested against calls for the CJN’s reinstatement, Channels TV reports.
The protesters were seen protesting on some major roads in Kaduna with banners and letterings that both commended the president for dealing with corruption in the judiciary and asked that Buhari should continue fighting on irrespective of the obstacles.
While addressing the media during the protest, leaders of the group called those who are asking that the Onnoghen be called to his post enemies of the nation, as they also warned that the suspension should not be given any ethnic interpretation.
They said the CJN has woefully failed because he did not fully declare his asset and has gone against the law of Code of Conduct Bureau and therefore should willingly resign.
The group said the decision to suspend the CJN is a right one and that corrupt judges should not be at the country's helms of affairs.
The coalition therefore believed that Onnoghen’s resignation is important if the country is to move forward and rescued from future mess.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government gave more reasons why the the CJN was suspend, as it said the decision to suspend Onnoghen was due to the ex-CJN's abuse of judicial processes.
The minister of information and national orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday, January 28, argued that the allegations against Justice Onnoghen go beyond professional misconduct. He opined that it is the alleged breach of the code of conduct for public officers, stressing that only the CCT is statutorily empowered to deal with the case.
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