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ONNOGHEN: Due Process Not Followed, Timing Wrong EU Insists, Urges Buhari to Allow Due Process

SAHARANEWS – The European Union (EU) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that it is concerned that due process was not followed in the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen (CJN) as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The EU also questioned the action with just 20 days before the 2019 general elections.

In a statement signed by Sarah Fradgley, Press and Public Outreach Officer, of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), on Nigeria’s 2019 general elections, on Saturday, the EU said the suspension raises the questions and puts the credibility of the entire elections and the nation at risk.

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SaharaNews reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday suspended Onnoghen and appointed Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN.

The EU urged all parties to follow all legal processes in line with the constitution of the country.

The statement added, “The European Union was invited by the Independent National Electoral Commission to observe the 2019 general elections.

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