Meet The PDP Senator Not Defending Onnoghen
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and replaced him with Ibrahim Tanko to serve in acting capacity.
All of the recent drama is due to the CJN’s alleged breach of the Code of Conduct Bureau in declaring his assets.
The whole controversy has been strongly condemned by many Nigerians, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as witch-hunt, persecution and part of plot to rig the 2019 election.
More drama seems to be coming from the camp of the PDP themselves, as one of their own, Senator Samuel Anyanwu is seeing thigs differently.
For the PDP senator, the only sin the Buhari government has committed is usurping the powers of the senate in its decision, not necessarily that the decision was unwarranted.
Citing constitutional reasons, Senator Anyanwu indicated
that President Buhari in line with the provision of section 292, requires the
approval of two third majority- a move completely disregarded.
In a conversation with Bounce News on Monday, the Imo Senator said: “The president has usurped the powers of the National Assembly and of course, it is not right.
“I am not an advocate of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and he is found wanting based on the allegation of not declaring his asset.
“I think it is a wrong thing but then one thing comes first. Besides, the Code of Conduct Tribunal has no powers to issue an ex parte motion to the President to suspend the Chief Justice of Nigeria. I believe the suspension was wrong and it did not follow due process.”
The Senator asked that President Buhari should “reverse the suspension especially when the international community have viewed it in a very wrong perspective.”
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