Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has reiterated that he is wholly in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and appoint Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as acting CJN.
The governor on Friday in a tweet made this stand clear.
According to him it is time actions and decisions are taken in Nigeria without ethnic or religious biases, maintaining that on the Buhari’s latest decision, he is “solidly” behind the President.
“SANITY NEEDS RESTORATION: About time this institutional gobbledygook and regionalization to justify admitted wrongdoing are confronted. Justice must not give way to legal gymnastics and absurd technicalities. I am solidly with PMB on this, as always!!”, Governor
El-Rufai’s tweet reads.
But, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki who condemned the President’s decision described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, as a “coup against democracy”.
According to a statement on Friday, the Senate President insisted that the move by President Muhammadu Buhari is an over-reach of the powers in the Executive arm of government.
He added that Onnoghen’s suspension is a deliberate attempt to endanger Nigeria’s hard-won democracy.
Saraki said President Buhari’s action undermines the Nation’s judiciary, adding that it subverts the constitution, intimidates judges of all the courts of record, and creates uncertainty in the electoral process.
The legislator said Buhari has initiated a process the consequence of which no one can predict. “He has precipitated a Constitutional crisis,” Saraki submitted.
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