The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
According to Daily Post, the organisations described President Buhari action as a mockery of the country’s constitution.
Buhari suspended Onnoghen on Friday, January 25, 2019, and appointed Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Speaking further, NANS spokesman, Adeyemi Azeez, in a statement issued to newsmen, wondered why the President has refused to act on the bribery allegation levelled against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state.
The statement reads “The national leadership of NANS condemned in totality the suspension of the CJN by President Muhammad Buhari, as it is obvious that the president lacks the constitutional power to suspend the CJN.
“NANS describes this as a day light robbery and mockery of the country’s constitution and a total threat on the country’s hard earned democracy.
“NANS make bold to say that it is obvious that President Buhari has shifted from been integrity conscious; this is nothing but a total disrespect for the rule of law.
“NANS is convinced beyond doubts, that President Muhammad Buhari’s fight against corruption isn’t basically targeted towards some persons, as NANS had severally called on the President to sanction Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, on a well-established video revelations of bribery against him.
“It saddens our hearts that the president till date had done nothing to sanction Ganduje, but was so quick in sanctioning the CJN.
“NANS hereby declares the suspension of the CJN as null and void.”
Niger-Delta group disowns Onnoghen
Meanwhile, youths in the Niger-Delta, under the aegis of United Niger Delta Youth Councilhave disowned Onnoghen.
According to the group, the suspended CJN has brought shame to the region.
The President of the group, Jackson Bob-Manuel also called on Onnoghen to face the law rather than whip-up ethic and religious sentiments.
OSUN: Reaction of Gov. Oyetola finally to tribunal judgement
The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has reacted to tribunal ruling sacking him as governor of the state.
An Osun governorship tribunal had on Friday sacked him and declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the last governorship election in the state.
Reacting, Oyetola vowed to challenge the ruling of tribunal at the Appeal Court.
A statement by Wole Oyebamiji, Secretary to the State Government of Osun, said the judgment of the election tribunal had been put on appeal.
Oyetola expressed hope that “justice would prevail at last.”
He also disclosed that law enforcement agencies had been instructed to maintain law and order across the state.
The governor appreciated the support of the majority of the people in all things essential for mutual progress, assuring that the residents of adequate security of lives and properties.
He said, “The Government of the State of Osun wishes to appreciate the teeming support of the majority of the people in all things essential for mutual progress.
“As it is, the administration of His Excellency, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor, State of Osun wishes to assure the people that the judgment of the Election Tribunal has been put on appeal.
“This is to further assure all the residents of the State of adequate security of lives and properties, as the Government of the State is still the only legitimate Government having the authority to govern the State.”
“We assure all our people that justice will prevail at last, and the law enforcement agencies have been instructed to maintain law and order across the State.
“We therefore urge all the residents of the State to go about their lawful duties without any hindrance”, the statement read.
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