President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
President Buhari announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja today.
Time to defend that which we achieved with our blood. Buhari illegally suspends Onnoghen and swears in Tanko his kin.
It will not happen in a democracy what madness
— Eugene lee jnr (@Eugene_okes) January 25, 2019
He said the suspension followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial. The President has sworn in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN. Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court.
This is the plan all along, this is wrong in all ramifications. All political positions are given to northerners like we don’t have other tribes.Tribalism at d highest level. If you see nothing wrong with this appointment, you are part of the problem/reason why we are stagnant.
— Comfort (@BarrComfort) January 25, 2019