Onnoghen: PDP accuses presidency of plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has
accused the Buhari Presidency of plotting to
destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of
the 2019 general elections.
The party also alerts of allegations that the All
Progressives Congress (APC) and cabal at the
Buhari Presidency are hounding Chief Justice
of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen and
seeking his removal so as to cause a
constitutional crisis, instill fear in judicial
officers and pave way for the foisting of a
pliable CJN that will do their bidding on
electoral matters.
This is particularly following allegations that
the APC seeks a new CJN that will aid its
rigging schemes as well as execute the plot
to use the court to detain and put opposition
members and outspoken members of Civil
Society Organizations out of circulation during
the general elections.
This development is a clear recipe for anarchy
and a huge crisis that is capable of fracturing
our justice system and derail our democracy
as it portends a prelude to a total clamp down
on institutions of democracy and rule of law in
our country.
The PDP therefore urges all Nigerians, the
United Nations and all international bodies to
unite in the defence of our democracy,
especially at this very critical time in our
political development.
Moreover, if President Buhari is committed to
cleaning up the system as he claims, we
challenge him to allow the Inspector General
of Police, Ibrahim Idris, whose tenure has
expired and who had also been rejected by
Nigerians due to his manifest partisanship, to
go.
President Buhari should also ask Amina Zakari
to recuse herself from INEC following her
rejection by Nigerians over issues of
impropriety in her appointment as Chairperson
of the Presidential election collation
committee.
Furthermore, we challenge Mr. President to
also commence plans for the immediate
prosecution of members of his campaign
organization, including his co-Chairman,
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the factional National
Chairman of his APC, Adams Oshiomhole over
allegations of corruption against them.
Finally, the PDP counsels the APC to note that
it has been rejected by Nigerians and as such
should end all its actions and schemes that
overheat the polity and place our nation on
the precipice.

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