The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL have reacted to the arraignment of CJN Walter Onnoghen before the Justice Danladi Yakubu led-Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja.
Onnoghen is standing trial on charges of failure to properly declare his assets as required by law and for operating Domiciliary bank accounts contrary to his rule of engagement.
Same people who masterminded the indefinite suspension of Justice Ayo Isa Salami are today pushing alternative facts. It's a shame. If Justice Walter Onnoghen played into the hands of the state, he should face it. After all, he's the chief custodian of the laws of the state.
— Ediong (@Ediong) January 12, 2019
National Leader of BNYL, Princewill Chimezie Richard who made the view of his group known in a statement made available to Naija News, warned against the consequences of removing the CJN.
Recall that as published by Naija News in earlier reports, the case between the FG and CJN Onnoghen has been adjourned till Tuesday, 22nd January, after the sitting in Abuja on Monday (Today).
The group also accused the federal government of trying to remove people from the Southeast and Southsouth from powerful offices in other to hijack the general election.
“We have the plans of the Presidency, they want to frustrate all our people occupying powerful influential offices out to install their loyalists which will eventually pave way for rigging the 2019 elections at both level of governments across the States”
Princewill added that his movement will reject attempts to disgrace the people of the region from appointed offices adding that they will resign at the appointed time
“We will humbly welcome their resignations after realisation of the sovereignty of Biafra”.
It took the Buhari presidency almost an eternity to nominate Justice Walter Onnoghen for confirmation as CJN, announcing they were carrying out background check. Despite public outrage, Buhari took his time to scrutinize him. The same man is now found wanting? What’s happening?
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) January 13, 2019
He thus called on government officials of the Southeast, South south extraction on the need to support the secessionist agitation; “The only way out is secession, because some people are already regarding themselves more Nigerian than others with the belief that they are born to rule”.
He gave instances on why Atiku might not win the 2019 election; “On their own side Atiku has betrayed them by picking an Igbo as his VP, they don’t want to hear the name of anybody from the East because they are afraid we will indirectly control the government, so they are trying everything humanly possible to remain in power,” the BNYL leader concluded.