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Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by nairavsdollars(f): 7:36pm On Jan 25
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders forum has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari as a coup against constitutional democracy.

In a statement signed by Chief E K Clark (South South), Ayo Adebanjo (South West), Chief John Nwodo (South East) and Dr Pogu Bitrus (Midddle Belt), the leaders in a statement titled ‘Constitutional Crisis As Buhari Illegally Suspends CJN’ , the leaders said they have checked through the constitution and found out that President Buhari lacks the power to suspend the CJN unilaterally except by 2/3 of the National Assembly.

The statement reads: “The attention of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders has been drawn to a coup against Constitutional Democracy in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari by the Suspension of CJN Walter Onnoghen this evening and swearing in a replacement.
This is a constitutional crisis foisted by desperation and morbid desire to foist rule of thumb.

“We have checked through the constitution and the President has no power to unilaterally suspend the CJN.

“Section 292 of the amended 1999 Constitution is clear that the President can only remove the CJN with 2/3 of Senate resolution.

“To us what has been done is resort to self-help after the Court of Appeal issued an order stopping the trial of the CJN by the CCT presided over by a man answering charges in court over corruption allegations but still in office.

“The latest action is a clear suspension of the constitution and enthronement of full blown dictatorship.

“We reject the illegal suspension and demand its immediate reversal.
The suspension is null and void and of no effect whatever.

“An emergency meeting of the Forum holds shortly on this total aberration.
We call on all Nigerians to wake up to the reality that our democracy is now under threat and use all constitutional means to defend it.

We must not surrender to this authoritarian rule.”
https://www.independent.ng/onnoghen-buhari-has-committed-coup-against-democracy-southern-mbelt-leaders/

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by madridguy(m): 7:37pm On Jan 25
Sarrki, madam modath come and see the lifeless man giving the living wailers headache grin

Since the CJN cannot do the needful honorably then the man of integrity can show him way out.

Baye Buhari, you just made my day.

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by Chosen1984: 7:38pm On Jan 25
This is a Full invitation to Anarchy ....
This is a Full invitation to The Nigerian Military....

For the sake of Country and our Democracy , This should not be allowed to stand

Pmb will go
Atiku will go

Nigeria will Remain...

This should be Rejected by all...

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by etin06(m): 7:38pm On Jan 25
Cry me a river.

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by Abfinest007(m): 7:39pm On Jan 25
buhari has fought corruption let allow atiku to come n fight hunger and unemployment

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by NgeneUkwenu(f): 7:39pm On Jan 25
Useless Leaders cheesy

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by hisexcellency34: 7:40pm On Jan 25
The leaders say nowhere in the constitution says Buhari has power to suspend CJN. Who are those advising this President?

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by madridguy(m): 7:41pm On Jan 25
Let the leaders check their constitution very well.

hisexcellency34:
The leaders say nowhere in the constitution says Buhari has power to suspend CJN. Who are those advising this President?

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by madridguy(m): 7:42pm On Jan 25
So likes and shares is your problem

Pharaoh350s:
Like for ATIKU
Share for BUHARI

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by SalamRushdie: 7:42pm On Jan 25
it's not 3ven a coup because it's completely illegal

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by naijapips04: 7:42pm On Jan 25
Na so war dey take start.

Sad thing is that all security chiefs are from the North so the south is just powerless.

All thanks to Yorubas.

Buhari must be stopped by all means.

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by ahiboilandgas: 7:42pm On Jan 25
hisexcellency34:
The leaders say nowhere in the constitution says Buhari has power to suspend CJN. Who are those advising this President?
English is the problem...remove and suspend are not same thing....

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by chiefolododo(m): 7:43pm On Jan 25
It is a sad day for democracy and the rule of law
Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by magoo10(m): 7:43pm On Jan 25
These are indeed perilous times
Buhari have seen defeat staring him in the eye but choose to cause confusion in other to stay longer.

We must arise in unison to vote the tyrant out

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by nameo: 7:43pm On Jan 25
Like I have said in previous threads, Buhari has throw the nation into a serious constitutional crisis which could snowball into questioning the very existence of this nation. It is the most stupid decision ever taken by a head of state that I can remember.

And I support groups and states to reject the authority of the President. He has by this very act lost legimacy in my view. An impeachment procedure should also start forthwith. Hopefully, this stupidity would not lead to severe violence- that's one thing am against.

We must not allow this to stand. If we do, we are done.

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by Luckylife(m): 7:43pm On Jan 25
Buhari is a disaster to Nigeria democracy

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by GoTV: 7:43pm On Jan 25
sad Even though I'm a born again Christian, i think we southern Christians are unnecessarily heating up the polity with this unpatriotic rejection of this new incorruptible CJN appointed by president Buhari. Muric and other Muslim organizations must stand up to defend this new CJN against the hypocrisy of we southern Christians. When GEJ suspended CBN governor Sanusi, we Christians laughed and said nothing to condemn the move all because he was exposing GEJ's corrupt government. Now Buhari has suspended this thief called onnoghen and every Christian is spilling thrash. We Christians are indeed a problem in this country. In my next life i will be a Muslim sad

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by Built2last: 7:44pm On Jan 25
Okay
Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by SimplePlan34: 7:44pm On Jan 25
Wow if the SS can not reply with all d power in their hand then, I think they have demslves to blame. Amaechi was right afterall Nigerians are too scared for a revolution. But one thing is sure it's going to be hell during d second term. Nigerians una Don buy market.

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by Hiploko(m): 7:44pm On Jan 25
When militants start blowing up oil installations now, Osinbajo will start running to our place to look for who to dialogue with.

Nigeria might not survive another recession and this particular move by the government

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by AccessME(m): 7:44pm On Jan 25
Southerners u guys are not alone on this

We the Easterners are gallantly behind u

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by Viergeachar: 7:44pm On Jan 25
Waiting for looonatics to come and insult their elders.
Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by slimghost(m): 7:44pm On Jan 25
hisexcellency34:
The leaders say nowhere in the constitution says Buhari has power to suspend CJN. Who are those advising this President?

He has no unilateral power Olodo.

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by Franzinni: 7:45pm On Jan 25
If they let this man bend the judiciary over. Like a cheap hoe... Then we have gone back many years to the time of abacha!!!

Obj said it.... And it has begun!!!

Any sai Baba idiot is benefiting from APC or is a religious idiot.... We the sane Nigerians totally reject tyranny...

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by Esseite: 7:45pm On Jan 25
The formidable force brewing against Buhari would consume him, he should know that if a choice is brought to the Northerners to pick between him and a united Nigeria, he would be sacrificed without a blink.

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by ellalina(f): 7:45pm On Jan 25
Can’t people just burst into the street of Abuja and resist this daylight Robbery. Is there not anyone giving them good advise

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by KingOfAllIgbos: 7:45pm On Jan 25
ellalina:
Can’t people just burst into the street of Abuja and resist this daylight Robbery. Is there not anyone giving them good advise

Why can't you lead them there?

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by publicenemy(m): 7:45pm On Jan 25
I love buhari...



Doesn't care what you do. He does what he knows is good for Nigeria..


Sai Baba.

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Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by millomaniac: 7:45pm On Jan 25
Abfinest007:
buhari has fought corruption let allow atiku to come fight hunger and unemployment

Re: Southern Leaders Reject Onnoghen's Suspension, Say Buhari Has Committed Coup by opeoluwa20(m): 7:45pm On Jan 25
na una sabi all of una be thieves

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