The shocking suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has unsettled the nation's political stream with world leaders poking President Muhammadu Buhari's decision.

The European Union is very concerned at the timing and the process with which the president chose to suspend the nation's most superior judicial officer.

A copy of the EU's statement on the matter was published by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Twitter.

Excerpts of the letter reads;

With 20 days until the presidential and National Assembly elections, political parties, candidates and voters must be able to have confidence in the impartiality and independence of the judicial system

The EU EOM calls on all parties to follow  the legal processes provided for in the Constitution and to respond calmly to any concern they may have.

The EU EOM will continue observing all aspects of the election, including the independence of the election administration, the neutrality of security agencies and the extent to which the judiciary can and does fulfill its election-related responsibilities.

Earlier on, authorities in the United States and United Kingdom also expressed concern at Onnoghen's suspension and the appoint of an Acting CJN within a matter of hours.

See EU'S Full Letter

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