The Nigeria Intervention Movement NIM, a member of the ‘Third Force’ group, which handed the ultimatum Sunday in Abuja threatened the President with mass action should he fail to comply before the expiration of the ultimatum.
NIM, in a statement by its Director of Media Bureau, Mr Debo Adeniyi, warned Buhari that failure to do so would lead to “an unprecedented mass action from the third force movement and its allies until the President rescinded his decision.”
Wawa News Global recalls that Onnoghen was on January 25, 2019 ,unilaterally suspended by Buhari without legislative approval.
He also immediately replaced him with Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed from Bauchi State, who he had since sworn in in acting capacity.
The President explained that he removed Onnoghen based on an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal dated January 23, 2019 over allegations that the CJN failed to declare his assets.
But in a statement on Sunday, the NIM, jointly led by Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and Dr Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, said it viewed Onnoghen’s suspension and his immediate replacement as against the norms of democracy.
The group said the CJN’s suspension was also a threat to “the feasibility of the 2019 general elections, as well as as desperation to compromise all relevant institutions of state ahead of the 2019 elections.
The statement read in part :”By this statement, we wish to put President Buhari on a strong notice that at the end of seven days from today, if President Buhari fails to reinstate the CJN, we shall be compelled to mobilise a coalition of the Nigerian civil society and leaders of conscience across the country to confront the Buhari regime with an unprecedented mass action to save Nigeria’s democracy.”
Abia Justice Forum holds prayers to enthrone democracy, promote good governance in state
Appeal court halts move to stop Otti’s inauguration
Clear our severance package, sitting allowance, others before leaving office, ex-councillors beg Ikpeazu