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.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their feelings about the development.
Thanks boss. U did well. If i were u, I would sacked him completely. Enough of corruption. PDP Chief Justice. Onnoghen, do the honorable thing and resign
— Lete Nwibasi (@Lete_Fabani) January 25, 2019
Buhari suspends Chief Justice of the Federation Walter Onnoghen. Swears in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as acting Chief Justice of the Federation.
The tyrant has emerged in full. We said it since una no wan hear. Nigerians will be wise last last.
— Sola Atikulated Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) January 25, 2019
Another person said that
Right step in the right direction for our nation. Pls note that am still not impressed with your performance.
— Kayode T. (@Kayodespeaks) January 25, 2019
another said it is the agenda of the president to islamize nigeria
The appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko, a Sharia Judge as Chief Justice of Nigeria and the composition of security chiefs which are predominantly Muslims is a testament of Buhari’s agenda to Islamize Nigeria.
— Shalom Miriam Shehu (@MiriamShehu) January 25, 2019
While other ssees the action as Unnecessary and an act of tyranny
UPDATE: Buhari suspends Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and appoints Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed as acting CJN.
— May Ubeku (@Maybeks) January 25, 2019
This is 2019. This is not 1983
This is Nigeria. This is not Zimbabwe
We've seen tyrants before and we know how they ended. The opposition to your self-succession bid has just increased significantly.
All bets are off. YOU MUST GO BACK TO DAURA!!!
— aydot (@a_aydot) January 25, 2019
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