CLO Describes Onnoghen’s Suspension As Executive Rascality
The Chairman, Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Rivers State, Comrade Prince Sotonye George has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen over allegation of failure to declare some asset by President Muhammadu Buhari as Executive Rascality and Rape of the Nigerian Constitution.
Comrade George who made the assertion in an interview with ourr correspondent in Port Harcourt, Monday further said the action of the President is the highest act of lawlessness and should be condemned in its totality.
The CLO Chairman in the State noted that the President is supposed to uphold the rule of law and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which he swore to obey and work in tandem when he took his oath of office, pointing out that there is no constitutional provision for President Buhari to suspend a sitting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), knowing fully well that the Judiciary is equally an independent arm of the government.
According to him, there is a provision for division of labour and defined the constitutional provisions of the three arms of government namely the Executive, judiciary and the Legislative as truly independent.
He insisted that the President who is the Head of the Executive arm of government has no right to suspend or remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria who is also the Head of the Judiciary arm of government, pointing out that the action of President Buhari means that he can also one day suspend the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki who is also the Head of the Legislative arm of government on flimsy excuses, and advocated that Buhari should be checked and advised accordingly before he plunge this country called Nigeria to anarchy.