Just yesterday Wednesday 22nd of Feb., the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Ayodele Fayose in a statement commended President Muhammadu Buhari for heeding to public outcry on the appointment of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), saying; Read the statement below…
“I waited till now to commend President Buhari because I wanted to be sure that the letter seeking Justice Onnoghen’s confirmation was actually transmitted and read at the floor of the Senate. Also, I needed to be sure that the letter did not get missing at the national assembly like the 2016 budget, new items smuggled into it or it gets padded on transit.
Even though the name was forwarded the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, the Acting President couldn’t have done that without the concurrence of President Buhari even though he is resting in the United Kingdom.
Opposition is one of the major ingredients of democracy and any attempt to kill opposition will spell doom democracy in the country. The judiciary must therefore resist the APC sinister plot to deny Nigerians their fundamental rights to freedom of association and expression. Justice Onnoghen should strive to uphold a judiciary that will be seen all Nigerians as their last hope in practice and indeedTherefore, I insist that the CJN should wade into Justice Abang’s fraudulent judgments with a view to showing him the way out of the bench so that our judiciary can redeem its image.”