- President Buhari's loyal group has attacked PDP for supporting embattled former CJN Walter Onnoghen
- BMO said the PDP and its leaders should hide their faces in shame for supporting corruption
- The group also demanded apology from civil groups and activists for attacking President Buhari when he suspended Onnoghen
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been berated by the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) for its support for former chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Samuel Onnoghen, following his resignation over corruption charges.
BMO, in a statement signed by its coordinator, Niyi Akinsiju, and secretary, Cassidy Madueke, said the opposition party and its leaders should hide their face in shame for supporting corruption as shown in their action during the court trial of the former CJN.
The group also said the eventual resignation of Onnoghen is a proof that President Muhammadu Buhari is on the right track for initially suspending him to face his trial at Code of Conduct Bureau, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng recalls that Onnoghen was suspended by the president over his alleged failure to declare some of his assets as required by the law.
His resignation was preceded by his trial at Umar Danladi-led CCT, coupled with an allegation of corruption against him by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
Reacting in a statement on Monday, April 8, BMO said: “The party leaders even suspended their flagging presidential campaign at that time for 72 hours! Just to be seen to be fighting perceived injustice, but discerning Nigerians knew they were playing to the gallery.
“They were quick to shout political witch-hunt to the high heavens and that was in spite of the overwhelming evidence which they insisted on not interrogating because the CJN’s suspension tallied with the wrong impression of a dictatorial government that PDP was keen on selling to the electorates in the run up to the election.
“We were also not surprised that another key PDP leader, the usurper Senate President Bukola Saraki, attempted to drag the Senate into it until the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus which had a clear majority shot it down.
“We won’t also forget PDP governors in the south-south region in the hall of infamy, especially as they encouraged the man who was at the time the custodian of the nation’s law not to appear before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)."
The pro-Buhari group, which berated PDP for glorifying corruption, also demanded apology from those attacking the president for suspending the immediate CJN.
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It said: “We at BMO have every reason to demand an apology on the President’s behalf from everyone, including the latter-day rights activists who were actually paid hacks, and the real ones who failed in their duties to hold people in government accountable."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Adegboyega Awomolo, who is the lawyer to the Justice Walter Onnoghen, had explained that the CJN resigned in the interest of the judiciary.
The lawyer confirmed that Onnoghen resigned on Thursday, April 4 following corruption charges against him.
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