BREAKING: Senate Confirms Justice Onnoghen As CJN
The Senate has confirmed Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria,CJN. Actually, Onnoghen appeared for screening Wednesday during the plenary.He was confirmed after the much -expected screening exercise.
Without doubt, the screening exercise presided over by Dr Bukola Saraki the Senate President was historic as Onnoghen has broken a record as the first Southerner to become CJN after a 30-year grip by northern judicial juggernauts.
Onnoghen was accompanied to the Senate by Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade as well as some former CJNs.
It could be recalled that Onnoghen’s matter had become a political hot potato of some sort for the Muhammadu Buhari government.
Many Nigerians including Governor Ayo Fayoseof Ekiti State and former Military Governor of Kaduna State Colonel Abubakar Umar (rtd) called for fairness.In fact, Colonel Umar asked the Senate not to confirm any other nominee aside from Onnoghen.