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Withdraw charges against CJN, apologise, Ekweremadu counsels FG

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The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has called on the Federal Government to immediately withdraw charges filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Ekweremadu also called on the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Mailami, to apologize to the judiciary for what has happened.

The Deputy Senate President stated this in the series of posts on his Twitter handle, @iamekweremadu, on Monday morning.

Ekweremadu, who described the charges as extremely dangerous for the nation’s democracy, emphasised the need to eschew every form of intimidation against other arms of government, especially their leadership.

Arguing that an atmosphere devoid of intimidation, would enable them to play their constitutional roles in the overall interest of the nation, Ekweremadu insisted that the integrity of the Nigerian judiciary remained intact despite obvious constraints.

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He said: “I consider the charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Lordship, Justice Walter Onnoghen as ill advised and dangerous, especially after similar attempts at the leadership of the National Assembly failed.

“This is extremely dangerous for democracy and can only divide the country further as well as alienate us as a country very low in upholding the rule of law and independence of the judiciary.

“I advise the Attorney General of the Federation to immediately withdraw the charges and apologise to the judiciary. We certainly can’t travel this road again.”

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