Nigerian legal counselors under the aegis of Coalition Of Lawyers Against Corruption in Nigeria, COLAC, has given President Muhammadu Buhari seven days to restore the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen.
The CJN was suspended yesterday by President Buhari who said that he followed up on a request by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.
COLAC said by this solitary demonstration, President Buhari has exhibited that he doesn’t have any respect for the Supreme rule that everyone must follow which is the constitution.
In an announcement to DAILY POST by Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator, COLAC, the attorneys said the President ought to be helped that his need to remember regard for the standard of law was equipped for truncating our beginning popular government.
The announcement included, “The indicated suspension of Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Buhari, is without a doubt illegal and unsatisfactory. It’s a finished show of disgrace.
“The reason given by the President that he was requested by the CCT to employ the enormous stick is lawfully and ethically watery. It’s absurd and nonsensical.
“It has turned out to be exceptionally clear that the President does not have any particle for the Supreme rule that everyone must follow which is our Constitution.
“The President has come about to self improvement in administering equity. The President should, notwithstanding, be helped that his need to remember regard for the standard of law is equipped for truncating our incipient vote based system.
“Legal executive is a respectable organization and we will never in any way, shape or form allow anybody to befoul and annihilate it. The Constitution must be regarded consistently.
“The President has truly crossed his limits and should be conveyed to arrange. His activity as President will positively overheat the commonwealth.
“We as Lawyers won’t enable him to have his direction this time around. We are allowing him 7 days to repeal the choice or we will do the needful.
“Different things being equivalent, Nigeria will clock 20 years of rehearsing majority rule government in Nigeria and any endeavor to subvert vote based system will be completely stood up to.
“We firmly encourage the National Assembly to auspicious alert the President since illicitness brings forth wrongdoing. An opportunity to state no to Mr. President is currently.”