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Atiku Reacts To CJN Muhammad’s Resignation


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The 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Naija News reports that several reactions have trailed the resignation of the senior judicial official after the news broke on Monday, June 27, 2022.

Muhammad was said to have, in a letter dated Sunday, June 26, 2022, cited health challenges as his reason for resigning from the position.

Hours after his resignation, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, who is the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Reacting via his verified handle on Monday the former Vice President commended Justice Tanko for his action and services to the nation.

He wrote, “The decision of Justice Tanko Muhammad to vacate office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria is commendable. I wish him well, even as I commend him for his action and service to the nation.

“I wish the newly sworn-in Acting CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariowoola, success as he steps in to fill the gap and assure him of my commitment to advancing the frontiers of judicial independence and the promotion of separation of powers as the bedrock of deepening democracy and development”.