Presidential aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu weighs in on the purported suspension of the CJN:
Onnoghen’s Suspension Must Not Stand
President Muhammadu Buhari set aside the constitution by “suspending” the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. This action is a serious threat to Nigeria’s democracy and a gross violation of the rule of law, which must not stand.
The purported suspension of the CJN is a dangerous culmination of President Buhari’s contempt for the rule of law, which includes disobeying court orders.
To preserve the country’s democracy, President Buhari needs to reinstate Justice Onnoghen back to office without delay and allow the due process of the law in handling whatever legal infractions the CJN may have committed.
Professor Kingsley Moghalu
Presidential Candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP)