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5th December 2022
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Onnoghen: PDP accuses Buhari of planning to annex the judiciary

Suspended CJN Justice Onnoghen arrives Tribunal
Suspended CJN Justice Onnoghen arrives Tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Buhari Presidency of planning to destabilize and annex the judiciary ahead of 2019 general elections.

In a statement released by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the party alleged that the move on the judiciary was targeted at the 2019 general elections.

The PDP alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) cabal and the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency are hounding the head of the Judiciary, CJN Onnoghen and seeking his removal so as to cause a constitutional crisis, instill fear in judicial officers and pave way for the foisting of a pliable CJN that will do their bidding on electoral matters.

“This development is a clear recipe for anarchy and a huge crisis that is capable of fracturing our justice system and derail our democracy as it portends a prelude to a total clamp down on institutions of democracy and rule of law in our country.

The PDP therefore, urges all Nigerians, the United Nations and all international bodies to unite in the defence of our democracy, especially at this very critical time in our political development.

Moreover, if President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to cleaning up the system, as he claims, we challenge him to ask the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris whose tenure has expired and who has also been rejected by Nigerians due to manifest partisanship to go.

President Buhari should also ask Amina Zakari to recuse herself from INEC following her rejection from Nigerians over issues of impropriety in her appointment as the chairperson of the Presidential collation committee.

Furthermore, we challenge President Buhari to also commence plans for the immediate prosecution of members of his campaign organisation including his co-chairman Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the factional National chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole over an allegation of corruption against them.

Finally, the PDP counsels the APC to note that it has been rejected by Nigerians and such should end all its actions and schemes that overheat the polity and place our nation on the precipice”

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