The South-South Governor’s Forum has scheduled an emergency meeting for today to discuss the developing move to remove Walter Onnoghen as the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).
In a statement Governor Seriake Dickson, said while he is yet to know the full details surrounding the developments at the Supreme Court concerning the CJN, it is a grave and dangerous escalation, coming a few weeks to the general elections.
He said that the South-South Governors will address a press conference after the meeting to convey the position of the zone to the Nigerian public. Dickson said that all efforts must be on deck to prevent the subversion and desecration of the ethos of democracy in Nigeria as nation moves nearer to the election.
Onnoghen is being accused of failing to fully declare his assets before and after he was named CJN in March 2017. The Code of Conduct Bureau has slammed a six-count charge against the revered judge, who will be arraigned on Monday.