Aso Rock cabals plots against Justice Onnoghen – Fayose | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has raised the alarm over a plot by a cabal within the presidency to prevent Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen from becoming the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).


Fayose alleged that the appointment of Justice Onnoghen as Acting CJN was “either a grand plot to deprive him of his well-deserved appointment as CJN because he is from the South-South region or those cabals in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa want to hold him in the jugular, using his confirmation as substantive CJN to get him to assist them to pervert justice.” The governor, who said the inordinate power game of the Aso Rock cabal was apparent in the unnecessary delay in announcing Onnoghen as substantive CJN, adding that the present arrangement was a breach of the succession plan in the apex judiciary.

Fayose noted that this is the first time Nigeria is having an acting CJN in its history despite that Justice Onnoghen’s name was sent to President Muhammadu Buhari early enough. In a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said it was strange that despite that the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended only Justice Onnoghen to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as the CJN in line with its rules, since October 13, 2016, his name was not sent to the Senate for confirmation. He said; “As at the time the NJC recommended Justice Onnoghen to President Buhari, it was 28 clear days to the November 10, 2016 retirement date of Justice Mahmud Mohammed.

“Why then was his (Justice Onnoghen) name not sent to the Senate for confirmation? Why appointing him as Acting CJN when his name should have been sent to the Senate between October 13, 2016 that he was recommended to the president and November 10, 2016 that Justice Mahmud Mohammed retired? “Obviously, there is more to this acting CJN appointment than meet the eyes and in my opinion, it could be that President Buhari never wanted Justice Onnoghen as a substantive CJN because he is from the South-South or that they want to use his pending appointment as substantive CJN to make him do their biddings.” He lamented that “They have subdued the national assembly and are now in the last stage of muscling democracy by subduing the judiciary.

“If men of good conscience, especially leading lights in the legal profession refuse to raise their voices against this tyranny, they will all be consumed by the tyrant.” Governor Fayose, who said playing politics with the judiciary, especially at the CJN level was dangerous to the survival of democracy, urged Justice Onnoghen to do his job without fear or favour, “bearing in mind that it is only God that put people in positions.”

“I am sure those who made sure Justice Onnoghen’s name was not sent to the Senate for confirmation until the tenure of Justice Mahmud Mohammed expired knew what they were doing. They obviously needed a situation where the CJN, being in acting capacity will be subservient to them, using his appointment as substantive CJN as bait. “However, Justice Onnoghen must live above that temptation of wanting to be the substantive CJN at the expense of strict adherence to the rule of law and principles of democracy.

“He must resist any attempt to further gag the judiciary even if that will cost him his appointment as the substantive CJN,” the governor said.

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  1. Making unnecessary noise. Till you come out from government House 2018 before you show us our stolen money in jail. Nasty and unchained mad dog.

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    1. U must be very foolish to insult a serving Governor who is bold enough to challenge the tyrant of our time.

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  2. Thank u my brother. He is a big thief. Why is he afraid?.

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  3. Fayose noise maker. Trying to wield sentiments and favours from the south south

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  4. Some foolish people are always blind to truths such as the two commenters above. Fayose, you are my man, nothing do u. God is ur protector.

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  5. During PDP Era, Most of them see corruption as a Normal thing. So now, anything small thing the present Government do is like a nightmare or Witch Hunting to them.
    They keep shouting Ameachi yet Wike opposition sitting in the Office never bring out anything against him.

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    1. U will just be saying what you don't know....
      Who told you Wike & other people have not presented petitions /evidences for Amaechi prosecution?
      Dey ve presented many but dey have not acted on them, and so?

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  6. Don't worry my brother Let's see where he we run to when he live office OLE

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    1. Even if Fayee will be sent to jail He already knows bcos we hav all seen it cumin.ln Nigeria today just be in the bad book of the powers dat be and rought in jail,the rule of law has been murderd.No freedom of speech.No independent judiciary. The police is now a rubber stamp.not to talk of Army that has been highly tribalised. Is it the INEC dat has lost its focus?....dnt worry let Fayee go to jail for diong nothing but yes to cum the same U guys will Understand wot Fayee meant..

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