The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim
Mohammed, appointed in controversial
circumstances by President Muhammadu Buhari
on Friday, has inaugurated 250 members of the
presidential and National Assembly elections.
The elections will hold February 16.
Mr Mohammed was appointed by Mr Buhari as
replacement for Justice Walter Onnoghen, who
is accused of false asset declaration.
Mr Onnoghen’s removal has sparked
widespread condemnation as it is deemed
Under the 1999 constitution, the chief justice can
only be removed with the approval of the
National Judicial Council and the Senate.
Mr Onnoghen was removed as he prepared to
inaugurate members of the election tribunal.
The man who took over Friday, Justice
Mohammed, chaired the inauguration of the
tribunal members at the ceremonial complex of
Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Saturday.
The three groups of tribunals: namely the
presidential, governorship and state election
tribunals will entertain cases expected from the
2019 General elections.
More details later….