- Governor Nyesom Wike has accused the administration of President Buhari of plotting to intimidate 200 judges
- The governor said he got this information when he intercepted a discussion by a minister
- According to Wike, the minister said any judge that fails to cooperate will face trump up charges and would be compelled to resign
The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the All Progressives Congress and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to falsely accuse and intimidate 200 judges of the federal judiciary.
The governor, who claimed to have heard this from a minister, said the plan is to destabilize the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and Federal High Court, Vanguard reports.
He made this statement at a church service at the Greater Evangelism World Crusade, in Port Harcourt on Sunday, February 3.
He said: “I intercepted a discussion by a minister of the Federal Executive Council, where he was telling a gathering that they were happy that they had dealt with the Supreme Court. The minister said that the next set would be the Court of Appeal justices and the Federal High Court judges. The minister said any judge that fails to cooperate will face trump up charges and would be compelled to resign.
“This failed APC federal government has gone to the Code of Conduct Bureau to get the asset declaration forms of 200 judges. Any judge that fails to follow their evil plot, will be harassed with false allegations and persecution.
“The Church should continually pray for the Federal Judiciary. The judiciary in Nigeria is under siege. If anything happens to the judiciary, our democracy is in trouble. The Church needs to pray for the judges to remain strong in the face of intimidation and harassment."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Wike accused the federal government, through the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) of planning to shutdown internet access during the general elections.
Wike also expressed doubts that the President Muhammadu Buhari will accept defeat if loses the presidential election.
The governor made the above statements on Thursday, January 31, during a courtesy visit by Savannah Centre Council on Peaceful and Violence Free in Nigeria at the government house in Port Harcourt.
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