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Details Of South-south Governors Meeting Emerge For CJN Onnoghen

 An emergency assembly of the governors of the states of the South South government region, command at the Bayelsa state Governor’s tourist court, Nigerian capital on Sunday.



 The meeting, referred to as at the instance of the Governor of Bayelsa kingdom, Henry Seriake Dickson, who's conjointly Chairman of the South South Governors’ forum, became attended with the help of the Governors of move watercourse nation, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and Delta States.

 The meeting deliberated on the recent happenings on the right court, associated with the judge of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen and resolved that the action con to him constitutes a happening to the gains of the nation’s democratic relish of twenty years.

 A spoken language the governors along signed reads: “We notice that below section 158(1) of the 1999 charter, the national Judicial Council, has ample powers to deal thoroughly with subjects touching on allegations of misconduct and subject of Judicial officers. specifically, the NJC has the powers and clear ways for work allegations, and recommending acceptable sanctions or disciplinary measures against judicial officers as a be counted of initial example before any equally steps.

 It was said that the judicial pronouncement among the instances of FGN vs Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the best possible court and Justice Ngajinwa vs FGN 2017 on the CCT have given validation to the precise provisions of the constitution on this issue. “We notice that the attempt to tug the CJN to the CCT is additionally a grave and dangerous step-up of the assault on institutions of nation consisting of the broad meeting and therefore the judiciary “We settle for as true therewith the President, Muhammadu Buhari contains a constitutional obligation and big moral responsibility to defend our democracy.

 “consequently, we do not forget this step, that's directly aimed toward demeaning the country’s most judicial officer and a outstanding son of the neighborhood, as positively unacceptable as it's miles reflective of the South South tale of infinite social process and intimidation. The unceremonious removal of former acting Director widespread of the department of nation supplier, Mathew Seiyefa and his replacement remains terribly clean. “We remember that the unfortunate motion against the CJN more reinforces the assumption that the Buhari management has no regard for the emotions of Nigerians, specially the groups of people of Niger Delta, and therefore the guideline of regulation “it's way a truth that this administration contains a preference for crying disobedience of and dismiss for legitimate and bonafide court orders.

 “We assume President Buhari to recognise that democracy cannot still exist while not acknowledge for the constitution, strict adherence to the rule of law, and separation of powers as enshrined among the charter. “We powerfully believe that the too bad improvement on the best possible court docket at this important time, whereas preparations for the elections are unsteady (with essential issue regarding INEC and security organizations) is in a position to inflicting avertible tension, anxiety and viable breakdown of law and order among the u . s . a.

 “We notice additionally that the action undermines confidence not best among the judiciary however conjointly the electoral technique that has already commenced, seeable of the polar perform that the judiciary performs among the strategy of electoral judgment.

 “We verify President Buhari ought to perceive that the non-stop assault on essential institutions of nation may be a process feature of a authoritarianism, which the President is duty-bound to measure the maximum amount as his phrase that he's a born-once a lot of democrat, as he assured Nigerians in 2015. “based entirely at the preceding, we tend to herewith turn the President: 1) to sentence with none equivocation, this assault at the CJN and therefore the judiciary particularly coming back once comparable attacks on the country wide assembly, to stay the USA of a from this embarrassment and international contempt. 2) we tend to name on the CJN to disregard this supposed court docket summon from the CCB and therefore the provocative concern his resignation in a very few quarters. “while we tend to aren't against a authentic fight con to corruption, such associate action should typically be anchored on the rule of law.

 “We to boot reprobate the large buildup of hands by victimization APC leaders and people across the Niger Delta with the explanation to reason mayhem and a general breakdown of law and order throughout the elections. Dated at the instant January 13, 2019 Signed The Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa kingdom HE Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers nation HE, Sen.

Prof. Ben Ayade, Governort of pass watercourse country” HE Udom Emmanuel, Governor of Akwa Ibom country HE Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta nation.

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