Femi Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, has advised the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen to resist pressure from the Muhammadu Buhari regime and stay in office.
Fani-Kayode, a leading voice in the opposition to the Buhari regime, expressed his views in an e-mailed statement to The Trent on Saturday, January 11, 2019 while reacting to insinuations that pressure is on the CJN to resign over alleged failure to declare his assets.
“Ponder on this long and hard. Now that CJN Onnoghen has been ordered to step down please take note that in Nigeria today the the Presidency, the Federal Government, the National Assembly, the Judiciary, Security Agencies, Military, Intelligence Agencies, INEC and even the leading opposition party are all in the hands of northern Muslims.
“I advise the CJN to ignore this monstrous, self-serving, unlawful and unconstitutional directive and refuse to vacate his office.
“Anything short of that will be a capitulation to tyranny, injustice and servitude and it would result in dangerous and far reaching consequences for the unity of our country.
“When the South/South governors meet on this issue they should ponder on this. It is either Nigeria belongs to us all or let there be no Nigeria.
“It is either we have a real democracy with a clear delineation and separation of powers between the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary or let the whole system and country go to blazes.
“We are not interested in being slaves and we refuse to accept the yoke and bondage of dictatorship”.