Buhari did not ask CJN to resign – Ojudu



As the proposed trial of the Chief Justices of the Federation, Walter Onoghen, by the Code of Conduct Bureau continues to generate controversy,

Special Adviser to the President on Politics, Senator  Babafemi Ojudu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not ask  the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to resign.

Ojudu made the clarification in a comment posted on CACOL WhatsApp group, according to ‘The Nation’, which notes that it was  the first reaction by a government official to the controversy generated by the filing of charges against Justice Onnoghen.

Ojudu said, “Buhari never at any time demanded CJ’s resignation. I challenge anyone who says so to cite the pronouncement, the press statement or quote any public official who made such announcement.”

The Nation also learnt last night that the Presidency was not in support of the planned trial of Justice Onnoghen  for alleged failure to declare his assets.

Buhari, according to well-placed Presidency sources, was shocked about the development.

Sources said the planned trial may have been hatched by 5th columnists in the corridors of power to embarrass the Presidency and create misunderstanding between the judiciary and the FG.

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