Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom commends Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, as well as the entire leadership of the National Assembly for approaching the Supreme Court over Justice Onnoghen’s suspension.
Governor Ortom says Senator Saraki and Hon. Dogara have demonstrated true patriotism by leading the National Assembly to seek interpretation of the Apex Court to the Presidency’s unfortunate sacking of the CJN.
He says Nigerians are patiently waiting to know the Court’s verdict, whether or not the decision of the Presidency to suspend the CJN amounts to usurpation of the powers of Senate as provided for in Section 292 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
The Governor stresses that it is only when due process, the rule of law and separation of powers are respected by the three arms of government that the country’s democracy can grow.
He calls on all Nigerians to reject impunity and high-handedness in any disguise and be prepared to vote without the fear of intimidation during the coming elections.
Chief Press Secretary
January 29, 2019.