- Some protesters have stormed the streets of New York over the call for the reinstatement of Justice Walter Onnoghen
- The protesters also urged the Donald Trump-led government and the United Nations to support President Buhari in flushing out corruption
- The group said the present administration has initiated measures aimed at reducing corrupt practices in the conduct of government business at all tiers of governance
Nigerians in United States of America has taken to the streets of New York to protest the call for the reinstatement of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
The protesters under the aegis of Restore Nigeria Coalition (RNC) were spotted in the streets of Washington, chanting ‘Sai Baba' as they urged the Donald Trump-led government and the United Nations to support President Buhari in flushing out corruption.
Led by the president of RNS, Cosmas Collins, said Nigeria has made tremendous progress in the anti-corruption fight as witnessed in the case of Justice Onnoghen.
Collins said the present administration has initiated measures aimed at reducing corrupt practices in the conduct of government business at all tiers of governance.
“Undeterred, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has carried on with enthusiasm and a determination to see that structural defects are fixed to curb the rot in the system for the betterment of Nigeria as a country," Collins said.
According to him, since 2015 when the administration of President Buhari took over the affairs of the state in Nigeria, Nigeria has recorded tremendous progress in governance evident in the dividends of democracy trickling down the ladder.
“A vivid example can be seen in the instance where the Chief Judicial Official in Nigeria, either by omission or commission failed to declare a part of his assets running into millions of dollars.
“The Chief Justice of Nigeria as the number one judicial officer in the country for inexplicable reasons did not declare a part of his assets before the Code of Conduct Bureau in Nigeria. The CJN cited “forgetfulness and mistake” as the reasons for the non-declaration.
“The non-declared items are bank accounts with balances that runs into millions of pounds sterling and dollars. This is too much to be right in our considered opinion. As the number one judicial officer in the country, it is wholly untenable for such an excuse, unless for deliberate reasons," Collins added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some Nigerians took to the street of London over the call for the reinstatement of Justice Onnoghen.
These Nigerians in their scores said they welcomed the removal of the judicial chief as it is a clear deviation from the several years of impunity.
The protesters also called for the assistance by the government of the United Kingdom and the prime minister to join President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
These Nigerians under the auspices of Arise For A New Nigeria, stormed the streets of London, and No 10 Downing street, close to the Prime Minister’s Office, to show solidarity with President Buhari's fight against corruption.
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