..It’s a plot to gag ju­di­ciary – Or­tom

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hope Abah Em­manuel, Makurdi

Benue State Gover­nor Sa­muel Or­tom yes­ter­day said the at­tempt to force Onnoghen to re­sign was un­ac­cept­able and a de­lib­er­ate ploy to gag the ju­di­ciary. In a state­ment, his Chief Press Sec­re­tary, Terver Akase, the gover­nor said: “The man­ner in which the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment is plot­ting to re­move the CJN by rush­ing charges against him to the Code of Con­duct Tri­bunal and leak­ing the charges to the press at a week­end is sus­pi­cious, smacks of des­per­a­tion and lacks re­gard for due process.”

Or­tom urged Nige­ri­ans to re­sist the un­war­ranted as­sault on the ju­di­ciary and save democ­racy from the hands of its en­e­mies.

He also al­leged that it was now clear that after un­suc­cess­ful at­tempts to in­tim­i­date the Na­tional Assem­bly, the same un­demo­cratic forces had turned their at­tacks on the ju­di­ciary.

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