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News - January 28, 2019

Onnoghen’s suspension: Presidency exonerates Buhari

Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari contravened no law as amended in the constitution with regards to the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Mr Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said on Sunday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

Garba said the President has done no wrong by taking an action and making a decision based on the advice of a competent court of law.

“The President acted on a directive by a court of law recognised by our own constitution, and so, therefore, our President has done no wrong,” he argued.

The President’s aide said our laws should be allowed to work.

Garba also noted that it is wrong to see Onnoghen’s Suspension as political intimidation of anyone.

“The President needs not to intimidate anyone because in any case, he has no case before any judge,” Garba said.

He said Nigerians are just concerned that President Buhari is not doing this (Onnoghen’s Suspension) in a very nice way, asking, “Are we concerned about nicety or doing the right thing?” He asked.

Sourced from a Channels TV report.

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