Onnoghen’s Suspension Was Politically Motivated – Timi Frank

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, on Monday said a statement credited to the Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, had confirmed that the belief in some quarters that the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria was politically motivated.

Onochie on Sunday claimed that Onnoghen had a plan to annul the February 23 presidential election in 17 states and declare the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, the winner.

In a statement, Frank said the statement had confirmed that Onnoghen’s suspension was not done in good faith.

He said, “The statement was an admission and corroboration of what we have always known.”

He added, “It was an attack on an innocent man by the Buhari administration in its plan to thwart the will of the Nigerian people.”

Frank said the statement had also revealed that the presidency never planned to hold credible elections.

He added, “Nigerians may recall that the petition used in suspending Justice Onnoghen was from one Dennis Aghanya, who is a former spokesman to Buhari and is presently one of his confidants.

“Nigerians may further recall that the Code of Conduct Bureau received the petition on Saturday, January 12, 2019, which is normally a day that the judiciary does not function.”


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