Onnoghen: Buhari acted constitutionally – Sen. Wamakko

By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor

#TrackNigeria: Senator Aliyu Wamakko, says President Muhammadu Buhari acted constitutionally by suspending the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, based on the directive of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

He said this during the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigns, which held in Goronyo town, headquarters of Goronyo local government, Sokoto state, Friday.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has not in anyway flouted the constitution of Nigeria by suspending Onnoghen. He promised to sustain the ongoing  fight against corruption and the suspended CJN is being tried by the CCT for acting in deviance to the nation’s constitution.

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“The President is not corrupt and he has promised to prosecute any person found to be corrupt. I strongly support him. Anybody found wanting in this direction, including myself, should be prosecuted,” Wamakko said.

He recalled that in 2015, former President Goodluck Jonathan unilaterally removed the present Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was the then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; removed the then President , Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami as well as the then Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun.

Wamakko also recalled that Senate President Bukola Saraki, when he was governor, removed the Kwara State Chief Judge.

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“They all did unilaterally and nobody raised any eye brow . All those who are now disparaging the President for doing his constitutional duty are unpatriotic, sadistic and dastardly,” he said.

Meanwhile, 3,300 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ), from Goronyo local government defected to the APC.

Prominent among them were the Father of a former Chairman of Goronyo local government and a chieftain of the PDP, Alhaji Ya’u Isa Mai-Alewa, Alhaji Isa, and his younger brother, Alhaji Kabiru Isa Mai-Alewa.

Spokesmen of the defectors, Alhaji Yusuf Garba Goronyo, said they moved into the APC sequel to the justice and fairness prevalent in it .

The Chairman of the State Campaign Council, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi assured them of equal and fair treatment, just like the other older members of the party.

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