Atiku to Buhari: Don’t throw Nigeria into crisis over planned removal of CJN

Former Vice President cum PDP Presidential
candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the
planned arraignement of the Chief Justice of
Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu
Onnoghen, by the Federal government on
Monday January 14th. The Federal
government plans to arraigne Onnoghen over
his alleged refusal to declare his assets since
his assumption of office.
Reacting to this development, Atiku in a
statement issued by his Special Assistant on
Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu today
January 12th, Atiku said the plot to sack
Justice Onnoghen was a preemptive by the
party in the face of imminent defeat it will
suffer come February 16th.
“We have just been made aware of the
plot by President Muhammadu Buhari
the All Progressives Congress (APC)
to sack Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu
Onnoghen using flimsy assets
declaration issues as a pretext. We
are aware that there are plans to
arraign Justice Onnoghen before the
Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar led-Code
of Conduct Tribunal on Monday,
January 14, 2019.
“The charge against Onnoghen, we
understand has already been filed and
served on him last Friday at his official
residence in Abuja preparatory to his
appearance at the Tribunal.
”But we warn that despite the
clandestine meetings in the highest
echelon of the APC and also involving
some top officials of the federal
government which include the Code of
Conduct Tribunal, neither Buhari nor
the APC can re-write the Nigerian
Constitution just because of its
impending defeat at the February 16,
presidential election.
“Heavens did not fall when PDP lost to
the APC in 2015. And heavens will not
fall now that the APC is sure to lose
to the PDP, seeing that the APC’s plan
to rig in the forthcoming elections will
not pull through.” the statement read

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