Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-political organisation has yesterday, March 31st called on President Muhmmadu Buhari to remove the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Danladi Umar.
According to the spokesperson of Ohanaeze, Chuks Ibegbu, Umar lacked the “moral ground” to head CCT.
In a statement made available to the press, Ibegbu insisted that Umar, who was still on trial for corruption charges, lacked the moral ground to try the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen.
According to him, “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo spokesman has called for the immediate sack of the chairman of the code of conduct Tribunal, Mr. Danladi Umar on moral ground.”
Ibegbu explained that “since Umar is still on trial for corruption, he has no business to still head the bureau until he clears himself of corruption charges.
“Umar has no moral right to try the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onnoghen, none at all.”
Ibegbu warned against the “interference in the judiciary by the executive arm of government as that will spell doom to the administration of justice in Nigeria.
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