Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government’s order issued to Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen to immediately vacate his office.
The government will on Monday, January 14, 2019, arraign the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu led-Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on charges of failures to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Bank Domiciliary Foreign Currency Accounts.
The charges against Justice Onnoghen were filed and served on him last Friday at his official residence in Abuja preparatory for his appearance at the tribunal.
The Federal Government, among others, is accusing Nigeria’s Head of the Judiciary of refusal to declare his assets in breach of the provision of the Code of Conduct Bureau Act.
He is also being accused of maintaining domiciliary foreign currencies account which comprised Dollars Account, Pound Sterling Account and Euro Account which are alleged to be contrary to relevant laws, especially for public office holders.
Reacting, the former presidential spokesman, said it was clear that Buhari will not leave power if the All Progressives Congress (APC) is defeated in the 2019 presidential election.
A terse statement from Fani-Kayode sent to us reads: “Deji Adeyanju in custody and being framed with murder. Dino Melaye in custody and being framed with attempted murder. Doyin Okupe in custody and being framed with corruption.
“Sambo Dasuki in custody and being framed with corruption. Ibrahim El-Zakzaky in custody and being framed with murder. Nnamdi Kanu in exile and being framed with treason.
“Meanwhile, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJ ) has been added to the list. Buhari has directed that he should vacate his seat and prepare for arraignment on criminal charges on monday.
“This is all part of a well-crafted script. The bitter truth is that democracy is dead in Nigeria. If anyone thinks that Buhari intends to leave power this year or anytime in the near future they need to think again.”