- For suspending CJN Onnoghen, President Buhari has been dragged to the United Nations and the African Union Commission
- The international organisation has been urged by the Coalition of United Political Parties and Coalition of pro-democracy groups in Nigeria to prevail on Buhari to reinstate Onnoghen
- The coalition said the suspension is a way of rigging the general elections
The United Nations and the African Union Commission have been petitioned over President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria.
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) and Coalition of pro-democracy groups in Nigeria in letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the chair of AUC, Moussa Faki, they sought the intervention of the two bodies in rebuking President Buhari.
“We humbly request the intervention of your good office in rebuking and seeking the reversal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s dictatorial ‘suspension’ of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria in stark contravention of the Nigerian constitution.
“As it appears to every reasonable man, the suspension and replacement of Justice Walter Onnoghen is to activate a backdoor mechanism for successful rigging of the general elections in Nigeria by turning the judiciary into a rubber stamp to legitimise any rigging perpetrated, particularly with President Buhari’s cousin in the top hierarchy of the national electoral body."
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“Our plea is concise and definite, please stand with us and with the good people of Nigeria in the trying days ahead,” the letter read in part.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the expected reconvening of the National Assembly on Tuesday, January 29, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) alleged that there are plans to take over its leadership.
This was disclosed by CUPP spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, on Sunday, January 27, in Abuja.
CUPP accused the federal government of planning to fraudulently change the leadership of the National Assembly by announcing names of factional leaders.
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