Wednesday, 30 January 2019

42 Political parties gives Buhari 48hrs ultimatum to reinstate Onnoghen or else...




Ukorebi Esien | 30th January, 2019





The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties with a membership base of no less 42 Political parties in Cross River State have called on President Muhammadu Buhari's led Federal Government to ensure the immediate reinstament of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria within the next 48.


According to a statement signed  by the Chairman of the Media and Publicity sub Committee, Comr Christopher Eyibio, and made available to TDN, CNPP has threatened that the presidency has 48 hour to reinstate the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria or else it will mobilise it's members across boards for a peaceful protest ensuring a total shutdown of activities in the state and nation at large. 


The statement further condemn in totality the suspension of the CJN, stating that the action violates a section of the constitution that empowers NJC suspend erring Judges. 


The statesmen also accused the President of being biased Nepotic and tribalistic in his actions especially in appointing Justice Tanko Mohammed as the new acting CJN stating that Tanko had not also declared his assets as stipulated by the constitution(the same crime Onnoghen is accused of) but Mahammadu Buhari still went ahead in appointing him as acting CJN 



The purported suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the APC led federal govt of President Muhammadu Buhari is null and void as the action failed to pass tru due process as enshrined in the constitution of Nig which the he vowed  to uphold during his swearing in. The statutory body empowered to prosecute or suspend a sitting CJN is the Nigerian judiciary commission (NJC). Following the suspension, the president has violated a section of the constitution that gives such powers to d NJC. The acting CJN Tanko Mohammed is yet to declare his asset with the CCT to which Justice Onnoghen was suspended. Following the actions of the president that has proven to be tribalistic in appointments, the CNPP CRS chapter is giving the president and his cohort 48 hrs to reinstate justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Failure we shall mobilise all political parties in CRS to a peaceful demonstration and short down economic activities in the state to protest the injustice given to our dear state.







The statement reads in parts:


"The purported suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the APC led Federal Government  of President Muhammadu Buhari is null and void as the action did not go through due process as enshrined in the constitution of the of the Federal Republic of Nigeria  which the he, the President had  vowed  to uphold during his oath of office. 


...Following the suspension, the president has violated a section of the constitution that gives such powers to the NJC to suspend erring judges.

It is also worthy to note that the current acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammed is yet to declare his asset with the CCT, same offence purported to have led to the suspension of Justice Onnoghen.


It is on this note that we want to state that the president has proven to be Tribalistic, Nepotic  and baised in his appointments, theerefore, we as members of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP CRS chapter, we are  giving Mr. president and his cohort 48 hrs to reinstate justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Failure to do same, we shall mobilise all political parties in Cross River State on a peaceful demonstration and short down economic activities in the state to protest the injustice given to our dear state.





Signed by 
Comr Christopher Eyibio 
Media Director CNPP



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