Thursday, 31 January 2019

CNPP vows to shutdown Calabar, set to protest Onnoghen's suspension

Ukorebi Esien  | 31st January 2019

According to a statement made available to our newsroom, all is now set for a showdown in Calabar Cross River State as the State chapter of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP have concluded plans to storm the streets of Calabar on a solidarity protest seeking the reinstatement of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the authentic Chief Justice of Nigeria. 

The protest walk which is likely to hold Friday, 1st of February 2019 is expected to have no less 42 political parties in attendance. According to the sub committee Media Director, Comrade Christopher Eyibio, take off point will be the Millennium park, 11-11 round about by Calabar Road, 9:00 am prompt. 

Recall that the group had yesterday issued a threat to President Buhari with a 48 hour ultimatum on the president to reinstate Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria or the nation will face a total shutdown of economic activities in Calabar as they will mobilise all their members across the state for a peaceful protest. 

The leadership of the group had earlier argued that the purported suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria was illegal and unconditional and as such must be resisted by all well meaning Nigerians. They are asking the Presidency to desist from act which projects him as a dictator and one who has no respect for the rule of law.