- The suspension of the chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has caused a peaceful protest in Bayelsa state
- The Ijaw Youth Council are currently staging the protest, a development that is causing traffic jam around the East-West road
- Justice Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 25, over non-declaration of assets
As the suspension of the chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, continues to generate controversy, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) are currently staging a peaceful protest in Bayelsa over the action of the federal government.
Channels reports that the East-West road has been blocked as a result of the protest, a development that is leading to a build up of traffic and hindering travellers.
Legit.ng recalls that Justice Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 25, over non-declaration of assets.
Mixed reactions have trailed the suspension as some commend President Buhari for relieving Onnoghen of his duty, while others condemned it, saying there were ulterior motives behind the action.
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.
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.
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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.
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