Foremost human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the recent controversies emanating from the executive and judicial arms of government.
Falana while speaking speaking on a TV programme on Channels Television said both arms of government have disappointed Nigerians in the discharge of their constitutional duties.
With reference to the suspension of the CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, Falana held that it was wrong on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari to have effected the suspension based on an ex parte order of the code of conduct tribunal.
He also noted that the fight against corruption by the President was a charade if the rule of law was not followed.
“You can’t fight corruption without following due process.
“The power to suspend a sitting Judge in Nigeria, including the Chief Justice, has to be on the recommendation of the NJC.”
“A government can never be in a hurry or allowed to engage in jungle justice for self-help”.
He advised Onnoghen to resign upon the lifting of his suspension having admitted to the allegations that he did not declare his assets.
“The government should as a matter of urgency, lift the suspension on the Chief Justice since the Chief Justice as so much to on his own admitted that he did not declare his assets, he should do the needful by calling it quits,” he said.
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