The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has described as absolute falsehood, the media reports that he resigned his office, following current allegations against him. The CJN in a statement by his media assistant, Awassam Bassey, today said he will be swearing in the members of the various 2019 election petition tribunals on Saturday.
He urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour and added that he is still performing his role as CJN. Onnoghen is facing trial over alleged false asset declaration brought against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The Attorney General, Abubakar Malami has also requested that Onnoghen resigns from office, following the various allegations. The case, currently ongoing at the CCT was adjourned till January 28. But the Court of Appeal on Thursday ordered the tribunal to suspend sitting, pending the discharge of current applications before it.
The Court of Appeal will give its verdict on the matter on January 30. The appeals were brought by Mr Onnoghen who wants his trial halted, citing lack of merit.