By Augustine Akhilomen
Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the Federal Government to drop any form of charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen in a bid to safeguard the nation’s democracy.
Ekweremadu stated this in a tweet on his official twitter handle @iamekweremadu on Monday, where he advised the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to apologize to the nation’s judiciary.
He said, “I consider the charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Lordship, Justice Walter Onnoghen as ill advised and dangerous, especially after similar attempts at the leadership of the National Assembly failed.
“This is extremely dangerous for democracy and can only divide the country further as well as alienate us as a country very low in upholding the rule of law and independence of the judiciary.
“I advise the Attorney General of the Federation to immediately withdraw the charges and apologise to the judiciary. We certainly can’t travel this road”.