Members of the National Interest Defenders and Lawyers in Defense of Democracy today, Monday, January 28, 2019, are protesting the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and the “illegal” appointment of Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN.
The protesters are camped at the entrance of the National Secretariat of the Nigerian Bar Association.
The protesters also called for the intervention of the National Judicial Council by reconvening and expelling Tanko who they urged to stop parading as the CJN.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended Onnoghen and swore in Justice Tanko as his replacement.
The protesters carried placards of various inscriptions, including, “Tanko Mohammed, stop parading yourself as CJN;” “NBA must act now by ordering lawyers to down tool;” “Amaechi, El-Rufai, Akpabio, Malami, APC: brains behind Onnoghen’s trial;” “NJC must reconvene now and expel Justice Tanko Mohammed,” among others.
Here’s a video of the protest as recorded by PUNCH