The deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that the charges against the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen was ill-advised and dangerous.
Ekweremadu, who asked the federal government to withdraw the charges and apologise to the judiciary, said the charges were a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
There were moves to remove the CJN before the general election on grounds of false assets declaration.
The deputy Senate president disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
He said, “I consider the charges against the chief justice of Nigeria, His Lordship, Justice Walter Onnoghen, as ill-advised and dangerous, especially after similar attempts at the leadership of the national assembly failed.
“This is extremely dangerous for democracy and can only divide the country further as well as alienate us as country very low in upholding the rule of law and independence of the judiciary.
“I advice the attorney-general of the federation to immediately withdraw the charges and apologise to the judiciary. We certainly can’t travel this road.”