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Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by bilms(m): 9:38am On Jan 26, 2019
Olawepo Hashim calls for President Buhari's impeachment over suspension of CJN

Responding to the suspension of the Chief Justice yesterday, presidential candidate of Peoples Trust, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim said:

“This is very sad, it is condemnable and must be condemned by all lovers of democracy. It is an ominous return to dictatorship and a complete violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I call on the president himself to step down and resign because he is leading Nigeria into chaos and anarchy. We fought so hard to install democracy, and we paid dearly for it, we will not allow any group of people no matter how powerful they think they have become to take democracy down. This is not about politics; it is about democracy which we fought so hard to put in place in Nigeria.

“If he refuses to resign, the National Assembly should commence his impeachment immediately.”


“I also call on members of the international community to immediately impose sanctions on the members of the executive branch at the federal government. These sanctions should include revocation of existing travel visas for them and their families and business associates including targeted asset seizures.

Senators angry

Senators who spoke on the issue yesterday said President Buhari had no powers to take the action he took in suspending the CJN from office.

In her reaction, the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, PDP, Ekiti, South said, “Buhari is raping democracy, he is behaving as if it is a dictatorship or military government, he has gone against the Constitution of Nigeria. The constitution is very clear on how a CJN must be removed.”

“ The person he has sworn in will swear in the new election Tribunal members knowing full well that this election is about justice, fairness, and transparency. This election must be free and fair.

On his part, Chairman, South -East Senate Caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, PDP, Abia South said, “ Buhari has no such powers, the CJN should ignore him. They want to cause anarchy in this country. There is nowhere in the constitution does any such power exist. We now have a full-blown dictatorship, and it is a shame on all those who support this government.”

Also reacting, the Deputy Senate Minority leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, said, “ I am still in shock because this is unprecedented in the annals of Nigerian history. We need prayers.”

In his reaction, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, PDP, Akwa North East said, “ this is unimaginable, unthinkable, undemocratic in a democracy where we have a constitution, a country where the constitution is very clear on the removal of a CJN at any time, this is unacceptable.”

On his part, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, PDP, Kwara South said, “ it is about creating anarchy, the whole world is watching us, this government is lawless, and we have been crying out loud that this is the type of government we are having. I do not know what they relied on; it will not stand, it is an abuse of the constitution and a rape of democracy.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/01/olawepo-hashim-wants-buhari-impeached-sanctions-on-aides-and-their-families/amp/

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by franchasng: 9:41am On Jan 26, 2019
APC & Buhari's foolish and unreasonable supporters are saying that since former President Goodluck Jonathan suspended the then CBN Governor (a very useless comparison though because CBN Governor is not the head of any arm of government) without waiting for Senate's 2/3 votes, that Buhari have the right to also suspend the head of another arm of government under democracy.

Now, we are saying that since majority of Nigerians agreed that former President Goodluck Jonathan was wrong in some of his leadership styles, policy implementation, etc, and for that we voted him out and decided to vote in another man; Buhari to bring positive change that will change the bad and unconstitutional ways things are done in Nigeria, and that man voted into power to bring positive change decides to continue on the past path of abusing the Nigerian constitution and disobeying the laws of the Nigerian land, then it means we also need to rally together and vote out such failed president because he has also failed Nigerian peoples' great expectations from him...

...and if we try another person and he decides to fail like Buhari, we will also rally together and vote him/her out until we get it right, there is no other way to get the right leaders to occupy the right positions under democratic government if not by applying democratic rules and laws that gives the citizens the right to choose their leaders in a free, fair, credible election process.

So we only ask that President Buhari & APC allow Nigerian peoples votes to count, then we shall know truly how Nigerians feel about Buhari, that's all.


PRESIDENT BUHARI HAS NO RIGHT OR POWER TO REMOVE CJN & APPOINT NEW CJN SOLELY, AND THIS IS WHY & HOW

First, Chief Justice of Nigeria is the head of another arm of government under democratic system of government upon which Buhari was elected.

Under democracy, we have three arms of government, namely:

1.) The Executive Arm - Headed by The President, Vice, SG, Ministers, etc

2.) The Legislative Arm - Headed by The Senate President, Speaker of HoA, DSP, Senators, Reps

3.) The Judiciary Arm - Headed by The Chief Justice of The Nation, Attorney General, Council of Justices, etc

Each arm of the government is there to checkmate the excesses of the other; especially the Executive arm to avoid abuse of power, and each arm is solely independent and there is a laid down procedures to impeach, suspend or remove the head of each arm of democratic government, this is made so to avoid the executive or legislative or judiciary abusing their power and to ensure smooth running of government.

The President has no sole power to remove The Senate President or the Chief Justice of The Nation and appoint a replacement solely.

He can only lobby to meet the requirements or wait for the real process.

Do note that even if President Buhari out of his stubbornness and claim of anti-corruption fight removes or suspends the CJN, he has no right or power to appoint a replacement because only The Nigerian Council of Justices; NCJ has the power to recommend a replacement based on hierarchy and then the person will go for screening at Senate and then President will do final approval, the President alone can't appoint a Justice to head Nigeria's Judicial arm of government because if that is allowed, it means the President can appoint his apologist whom he can use to exercise and abuse power, hope you understand it now

Nobody is saying The CJN was right in not declaring his entire assets, he was wrong if truly he didn't....and he deserves to pay the consequences but in making sure he pays for it, you must not use the opportunity to upturn Nigeria's democratic process and set the nation on the path of anarchy and chaos which Buhari has just begun cry

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:41am On Jan 26, 2019
NOTHING REMOVED, NOTHING ADDED, straight from Daddy's mouth......strictly for the lovers of Nigeria, not for CRIMINALS and criminals at heart!


Fellow Nigerians,

A short while ago, I was served with an Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal issued on Wednesday 23rd January 2019, directing the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen from office pending final determination of the cases against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal and several other fora relating to his alleged breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.

2. The nation has been gripped by the tragic realities of no less a personality than the Chief Justice of Nigeria himself becoming the accused person in a corruption trial since details of the petition against him by a Civil Society Organization first became public about a fortnight ago.

3. Although the allegations in the petition are grievous enough in themselves, the security agencies have since then traced other suspicious transactions running into millions of dollars to the CJN’s personal accounts, all undeclared or improperly declared as required by law.

4. Perhaps more worrisome is the Chief Justice of Nigeria’s own written admission to the charges that he indeed failed to follow the spirit and letter of the law in declaring his assets, citing ’’mistake’’ and ’’forgetfulness’’ which are totally unknown to our laws as defences in the circumstances of his case.

5. One expected that with his moral authority so wounded, by these serious charges of corruption, more so by his own written admission, Mr. Justice Walter Onnoghen would have acted swiftly to spare our Judicial Arm further disrepute by removing himself from superintending over it while his trial lasted.

6. Unfortunately, he has not done so. Instead, the nation has been treated to the sordid spectacle of a judicial game of wits in which the Chief Justice of Nigeria and his legal team have made nonsense of the efforts of the Code of Conduct Tribunal to hear the allegation on merit and conclude the trial as quickly as possible considering the nature of the times in which we live.

7. Whether deliberately or inadvertently, we have all seen the full weight of the Chief Justice of Nigeria descend on the tender head of one of the organs of justice under his control. There is simply no way the officers of that court, from the Chairman to the bailiffs, can pretend to be unaffected by the influence of the leader of the Judiciary.

8. Not only the trial court, but others have been put on the spot. Practically every other day since his trial commenced, the nation has witnessed various courts granting orders and counter-orders in favour of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, all of them characterised by an unholy alacrity between the time of filing, hearing and delivery of judgment in same.

9. The real effect has been a stalling of the trial of Justice Onnoghen, helped along by lawyers who insist that these orders, whether right or wrong are technically valid, and must be obeyed till an appellate Court says otherwise. No doubt, that it is the proper interpretation, but is it the right disposition for our nation?

10. Nigeria is a constitutional democracy and no one must be, or be seen to be, above the law. Unfortunately, the drama around the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria has challenged that pillar of justice in the perception of the ordinary man on the street. For it is certain that no ordinary Nigerian can get the swift and special treatment Justice Onnoghen has enjoyed from his subordinates and privies in our Judicature.

11. In the midst of all these distracting events, the essential question of whether the accused CJN actually has a case to answer has been lost in the squabble over the form and nature of his trial. This should not be so.

12. If Justice cannot be done and clearly seen to be done, society itself is at risk of the most unimaginable chaos. As a Government, we cannot stand by wailing and wringing our hands helplessly but give our full backing and support to those brave elements within the Judiciary who act forthrightly, irrespective of who is involved.

13. As you are all aware, the fight against corruption is one of the tripod of policies promised to Nigerians by this administration. Needless to say that it is an existential Policy which must be given adequate attention and commitment by all the three arms of government. The efforts of the Executive will amount to nothing without the cooperation of the Legislature and especially the Judiciary.

14. It is no secret that this government is dissatisfied with the alarming rate in which the Supreme Court of Nigeria under the oversight of Justice Walter Onnoghen has serially set free, persons accused of the most dire acts of corruption, often on mere technicalities, and after quite a number of them have been convicted by the trial and appellate courts.

15. Since there is nothing the Executive Arm can do after the apex court of the land has spoken on any matter, several of these individuals walk free among us today, enjoying what are clearly the proceeds of the corruption which for so long has defeated the efforts of this nation to develop and prosper.

16. It is against this background that I have received the Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal directing me to suspend the Chief Justice pending final determination of the cases against him. It also explains why I am not only complying immediately, but with some degree of relief for the battered sensibilities of ordinary Nigerians whose patience must have become severely over-taxed by these anomalies.

17. In line with this administration’s avowed respect for the Rule of Law, I have wholeheartedly obeyed the Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal dated 23rd January 2019.

18. Accordingly, I hereby suspend the Honourable Mr. Justice Walter Nkanu Samuel Onnoghen, GCON as the Chief Justice of Nigeria pending final determination of the case against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

19. In further compliance with the same Order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, I hereby invite Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed JSC, being the next most Senior Justice in the Supreme Court, to come forward to take the Judicial Oath as Chief Justice of Nigeria in an Acting Capacity.

20. Fellow Nigerians, we can only stand a chance to win the fight against Corruption, and position our dear nation for accelerated development when we stand together to contend against it.

Thank you and may God bless our country.




This is why President MUHAMMADU BUHARI is the best President in the history of Nigeria.
He explained everything in details to the nation, cos he knows we deserve an explanation, a dictator will not mind who is wailing or wants to jump into the lagoon
Mr Hashim along with children of hate and perdition , OYO
!

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by AleAirHub(m): 9:41am On Jan 26, 2019
Impeaching PMB is like forcing water into coconut. undecided undecided undecided
PMB is still that President of yesterday & today , no trace of Democratic in his blood. lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

I will still vote him in the next election as a payback to those who voted him in.
angry angry angry

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by Abjay97(m): 9:41am On Jan 26, 2019
ASAP
Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by goodlifehyd(m): 9:42am On Jan 26, 2019
Lol this dude is high, shey the same senate wey dey on break till after elections?
All these overnight political analysts should calm down and think straight. Sowore was on #TheCandidate some days ago and revealed he was the first to report about the man's undeclared foreign currency accounts.
Moreover the man admitted to the allegations and instead of him to honourably step down he decided to flex his powers by postponing the NJC meeting indefinitely.

We never forgot he was one of the judges indicted for corruption and recommended for dismissal by the the Justice Kayode Eso Panel set up by the Sani Abacha military regime to probe incessant allegations of judicial corruption in 1994. Justice Onnoghen was then a judge in the Cross River State high court where he was accused of selling justice to the highest bidder. Luckily for Justice Onnoghen he had been promoted to the Court of Appeal when the implementation of the recommendation of the Eso Panel was carried out against only judges of high courts across the country

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by TechtraGadgets: 9:42am On Jan 26, 2019
Only a military coup can save Nigeria at this point

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by martowskin1(m): 9:42am On Jan 26, 2019
APC rats will be here soon..... All they know is fighting corruption

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by magoo10(m): 9:42am On Jan 26, 2019
CJN Onnoghen is the only recognized Chief Justice by the Nigeria constitution
Buhari can continue fooling himself with his customized Supreme Court.

The voice against this latest tyranny is not by the PDP alone, it cuts accross every political divide and professions.

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by Asshurbanipall: 9:42am On Jan 26, 2019
Good one

The illiterate gworo chewing dullllard should be sent to Daura

There's no sane person that is supporting Buhari.

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by infantking(m): 9:42am On Jan 26, 2019
Seriously! This is getting interesting...#Nigeria

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by KingOfAllIgbos: 9:42am On Jan 26, 2019
grin

"if he easy, goat for dey shave"

William Shakespeare, 1889

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by slynat(m): 9:42am On Jan 26, 2019
SMH...
Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by olufalaye: 9:43am On Jan 26, 2019
Pls Nigerian in Dubai that can help a stranded brother out for accommodation and work. Pls am begging a help struggling brother, been sleeping airport since 2 days I've landed.
Currently at (Umm Al Quwain)
Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by ichidodo(m): 9:43am On Jan 26, 2019
Impeachment proceedings are well in order against that lifeless dumb sh**t of a President even though there might not be enough time for its conclusion but at least this should send a message to the International community and get some reactions of punitive nature from them especially Donald Trump.

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by Chidex50(m): 9:43am On Jan 26, 2019
Nawao
Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by gentlegenius(m): 9:43am On Jan 26, 2019
Again, Buhari had displayed his TYRANNY.

Zombies keep wrecking your future by supporting this TYRANT.

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by Factfinder1(m): 9:43am On Jan 26, 2019
The dullard has failed

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by mynd1(f): 9:44am On Jan 26, 2019
Hahahahha, use set pple.

make Una go impeach am na .

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by pmbisadullard: 9:44am On Jan 26, 2019
Wait for the hypocritical bigots from the SW to come and call him names

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by deboysben(m): 9:45am On Jan 26, 2019
It's only zombies that says otherwise

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by Zanotee: 9:45am On Jan 26, 2019
Democracy has been raped mercilessly.

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by mikeycharles(m): 9:45am On Jan 26, 2019
Nigerians are now getting wiser, back to Daura is a challenge to every Nigerian.

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by sotall(m): 9:45am On Jan 26, 2019
Okay
Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by Greenvaiper: 9:45am On Jan 26, 2019
A second civil war is brewing, i just pity zombies, they will be slaughtered like chickens..

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by nijabazaar: 9:45am On Jan 26, 2019
Annoying Bastar.dinho, thats Buhari for you.

If only we can can comeoff social media and riot against this man. It takes just one man to start it...

See what the Venezuelans did, and the man that led the riots is even a 35 yrs old guy, he was ao convincing and people rallied with him against a hopeless Tyrant.

Lets vote this man out, i can not do it alone, it takes everyone.

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by earthsync(f): 9:45am On Jan 26, 2019
This man is an asś licker. He's calling out our government as lawless? The corrupt judge he's busy defending is the same one that made it a law for CCT to be able to sanction the CJN

http://thenationonlineng.net/onnoghens-judgments-affirmed-ccts-powers

[url][https://www.nairaland.com/4983387/how-onnoghens-judgments-affirmed-ccts#75112455/url]

Buhari was fully backed by the CCT and didn't exceed his power above the rule of law


https://www.nairaland.com/4983210/justice-walter-samuel-nkanu-onnoghen


This man is very stupid sha undecided

What is lawless there? Someone plz tell me? undecided

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by mynd1(f): 9:46am On Jan 26, 2019
God bless Mr president
God bless Nigeria

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Re: Olawepo Hashim Calls For President Buhari's Impeachment Over Suspension Of CJN by CrestMan: 9:46am On Jan 26, 2019
Justice Tanko Ibrahim has really embarrassed himself because in March 2018, he was among members of the NJC that ruled in the case involving the illegal removal of the Abia Chief Judge that "when a Chief Judge is removed illegally in a state, any judge who agrees to take over has committed an infraction which will attract disciplinary measures".
As things stand, the NJC may charge him for infraction

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