It has been revealed, the plan being hatched by President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the general Election.
The “cabals” have reportedly picked Justice Tanko Muhammad, Buhari’s preferred candidate as the next Chief Justice of the Federation to replace the embattled CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The Federal Government is set to arraign the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen on charges of non-declaration before the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Monday.
CCT headquarters in Abuja on Saturday confirmed the development in a statement signed by its Head, Press & Public Relations, Mr. Ibraheem Al-Hassan.
According to Al-Hassan, the three-man panel of the tribunal led by Danladi Umar, fixed Monday, January 14 for the arraignment of Nigeria’s number one judge, following an application by the Code of Conduct Bureau for leave to commence the case.
He said the application was filed on Friday and summons for the Monday’s proceedings had been served on the CJN.
All the six counts preferred against the CJN are said to be bordering on non-declaration of assets.
will be docked in the CCT’s accused box on Monday. The FG accused the Justice of irregularities in his asset declaration. Recall that the last high profile case handled by the CCT was against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, where-in the case was quashed for having no substance and basing its findings on hearsays. Onnoghen who upheld the verdict of the court, has today come under investigation and further litigation by the code of conduct Bureau.
While the rigging plans that appear to be in full force with the recent appointment of Amina Zakari as head of collation, the APC-led FG may also needs legal backing for their plans to fully materialize. It is believed to reason why they have turned on Justice Onnoghen, who has been a clog in the wheels of their nefarious activities.
Upon this, lots of legal luminaries have volunteered to help the embattled Justice win the case. The cabals have however picked a favorite; Justice Tanko Muhammad, as the next Chief Justice of the Federation if their plans fall through.