Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s order that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen should immediately vacate his office.
The Federal Government will on Monday, January 14, 2019, arraign the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu led-Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on charges of failures to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.
The charges against Justice Onnoghen were filed and served on him on Friday at his official residence in Abuja preparatory for his appearance at the tribunal.
Reacting, Bruce took to his Twitter page to call on Buhari’s government to ask Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano state to resign, not Onnoghen.
He wrote: “If the government wants to pressure anyone to resign then they should start with Governor Umar Ganduje and not CJN Walter Onnoghen.
“Ganduje is guilty but patronised. Onnoghen may or may not be guilty but is persecuted. Double standards. Leave Justice Onnoghen alone.”