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TENSION !!!Onnoghen’s removal as CJN: Southern leaders vow to resist dictatorship  * Convene emergency meeting for next line of action 

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TENSION !!!Onnoghen’s removal as CJN: Southern leaders vow to resist dictatorship

* Convene emergency meeting for next line of action

By Steve Oko

Leaders of Southern Nigeria have rejected and vowed to stoutly resist the unilateral and ‘unconstitutional’ removal of Justice Waltar Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria ,CJN, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

The leaders including their counterparts from the Middle Belt have convened an emergency meeting to determine the next line of action.

This position was contained in a statement jointly signed by the leaders .

The statement made available to Wawa News Global read in full :

“Constitutional Crisis As Buhari Illegally Suspends CJN

“The attention of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders has been drawn to a coup against Constitutional Democracy in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari by the Suspension of CJN Walter Onoghen this evening and swearing in a replacement.
This is a constitutional crisis foisted by desperation and morbid desire to foist rule of thumb.

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“We have checked through the constitution and the President has no power to unilaterally suspend the CJN.
Section 292 of the amended 1999 Constitution is clear that the President can only remove the CJN with 2/3 of Senate resolution.
“To us what has been done is resort to self-help after the Court of Appeal issued an order stopping the trial of the CJN by the CCT presided over by a man answering charges in court over corruption allegations but still in office.
“The latest action is a clear suspension of the constitution and enthronement of full blown dictatorship .
We reject the illegal suspension and demand its immediate reversal.
The suspension is null and void and of no effect whatever .
“An emergency meeting of the Forum holds shortly on this total aberration.
We call on all Nigerians to wake up to the reality that our democracy is now under threat and use all constitutional means to defend it.
“We must not surrender to this authoritarian rule .”

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Chief E K Clark
South South

Chief Ayo Adebanjo
South West

Chief John Nwodo
South East

Dr Pogu Bitrus
Midddle Belt

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