CJN Onnoghen: APC finally responds to criticisms from US, UK, EU


The All Progressives Congress, APC, has replied the United States, US, United Kingdom, UK, and European Union, EU, over their condemnation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, in a statement on Monday, rejected their suggestion that Onnoghen’s removal had do with the forthcoming general elections.

He said: “Against the backdrop of statements by some foreign concerns over Justice Onnoghen’s suspension vis-a-vis forthcoming general elections, we strongly advise that they are abreast with our laws and procedures.

“A situation were these foreign concerns come across as meddling or being misled or influenced by bogus partisan narratives is unfortunate and unacceptable.

“We find it completely untenable to insinuate any attempt on the part of our government to rig elections. Our party contested elections in 2015 as an opposition party and we trounced the PDP while operating strictly by the electoral rules.

“It is even needless for us at this period as the ruling party with unprecedented achievements in less than four years to rig or influence the elections. We are very confident of victory and are desirous of a peaceful and credible elections more than any political party.

“Nigerians have shown without doubt throughout this campaign period that never will machinations of the political dark forces be enthroned in this country again. We fought for change, our country is changing and we remain committed to the process.

“Our firm commitment to ridding the country of corruption and ensuring credible electioneering processes remains resolute.”

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