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Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and Chief Goddy Uwazurike, a former President of Aka Ikenga and a lawyer has reacted to the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, by President Muhammadu Buhari.

On Friday, President Buhari suspended CJN Onnoghen and appointed as the acting CJN, Tanko Mohammed.

The President said while explaining his reason, that he was following an order from the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, to suspend him.

Buhari said in a statement, that the order demanded that the CJN be suspended until his trial at the tribunal is determined.

However, Kanu’s reaction was that Onnoghen’s suspension should unite those who believed in the struggle for the actualisation of Biafra.

Kanu tweeted: “I am back in the UK to continue our excellent work to liberate #Biafra from the pit of darkness, Nigeria.

“Fulani cabal with their herdsmen, ISIS and Boko Haram must not be allowed to conquer us.

“Let Justice Onnoghen’s humiliation unite us as one Biafran family.”

Also, in a separate reaction the former President of Aka Ikenga and a lawyer, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has caused a major constitutional crisis in Nigeria in suspending the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Uwazurike said that in the time past, former Governor of Rivers state and now Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, shut down the judicial arm in Rivers state when he was Governor.

Uwazurike called what happened in Aso Rock as the creation of judicial anarchy in the country.

Uwazurike’s statement was: “President Muhamadu Buhari, in suspending the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has thrown Nigeria into a constitutional crisis.

“President Buhari placed his hand the Holy Koran and swore to uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. That was on May 29, 2015.

“Since then, he spent three years seeking to sack the President of the Senate. He is using this last year to sack the Chief justice of Nigeria. This is nothing but throwing the country into a crisis.

“What happened today in Aso Rock is nothing short of creating judicial anarchy.

“Rotimi Amaechi, as governor of Rivers state caused such a disaster for the judicial arm in the state.

“Today, President Muhamadu Buhari, who as a military dictator, removed the then Chief Justice, Sowemimo, has embarrassed the third arm of the government.

“Remember that under our constitution, the method by which the heads of the third arm emerge is clearly stated. Ditto the way their stay can be tampered with. Any other method is clearly unconstitutional.

“The Chief Justice of Nigeria can only emerge and be removed in accordance with the Constitution. Now, who will preside over the judicial arm on Monday?

“Do not forget that the president relied on non- existing order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Besides, there are about 4 orders of different courts directing that nothing be done to tamper with the post of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The executive is part of the court cases.

“Save our judiciary. The executive has said that it will not obey all court orders. Now we can understand the objective of the orchestrated media trial of the Chief Justice. This is the climax of the campaign.

“Are we still practising democracy?”

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