Onnoghen: Appeal Court vindicates Buhari – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) on Friday said the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) has vindicated President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group made the claim in a statement jointly signed by Messrs Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, the group’s Chairman and Secretary, respectively, in Abuja.

The statement said that the ruling by the Appeal Court re-affirmed the fact that Onnoghen has a serious matter to answer, and that the Tribunal has the powers to entertain that matter rightly.

It added that the tribunal also has the power to make an order for the suspension of the embattled CJN pending the conclusion of the matter.

The statement added that the ruling affirmed that the call by Paul Usoro (SAN), Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), that the courts be boycotted showed that Usoro lacks an understanding of basic principles of the rule of law.

It noted that the ruling of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki also showed that the NBA chairman does not appreciate the issue of jurisdiction of courts to matters.


Bill Okonedo

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