The embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, resigned from office on April 5, 2019, barely 24hours after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended that he be compulsorily retired for misconduct and false assets declaration.
CJN Onnoghen reportedly sent his resignation letter to the office of President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening, April 4.
Although, the lawyer to the CJN, Adegboyega Awomolo, explained that Onnoghen resigned in the interest of the judiciary, Nigerians on social media have a lot to say about the CJN's resignation.
Legit.ng brings you diverse opinions of social media users on the resignation.
Some Nigerians on Twitter believed that the Chief Justice of Nigeria should have been made to face the full brunt of the law if found guilty.
See tweets below:
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Others celebrated the CJN's exit while some said that he should have resigned earlier to save himself from the misconduct scandal.
President Buhari's social media aide, Lauretta Onochie also shared her thought in a tweet on her official page.
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