PDP’s Hope; Dashed Or Intact?
Nigeria News takes a look at the last hope of PDP in the coming presidential election.
Our judges are high but the law is higher than them. May your lordship reign on the bench as long as you keep to the rules that brought you there.
Only God is supreme and those who trust in Him though may face tribulation, it is but for a while.
The judges are the last hope of the common man only if the man has some money to buy justice. Our judges’ lust for money has killed the hope of the poor. They fall from the bench to kneel before the cash.
Only God can make the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) win the presidential election in February. All avenues of hope for the party was closed a few days ago when the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Onnoghen, according to an investigation, had been having some secret meetings with the PDP Chieftains on how to turn the table in their favour if at all the All Progressives Congress would rig the election.
But Onnoghen failed to watch his back. He was busy making some money and putting plans together on how to help the PDP when he met his Waterloo.
Of course the jurist was suspended in one of the most questionable ways, his predicament has seriously affected the PDP whom had also suspended its campaign.
It is neither a solidarity move nor a protest against Federal Government’s lawlessness but a step to go back to the drawing board and re-strategise.
The PDP had relied so much and carelessly too on Onnoghen who once saved one of them, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki from the Code of Conduct Tribunal over allegation of false declaration of assets.
The jurist has been the real thorn in Buhari’s flesh for failing to convict almost all the public officers this government has prosecuted.
The February election will definitely take place but PDP will need divine intervention to scale the hurdles already put in its ways by the ruling APC.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami on Monday forwarded some indicting documents to the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed on Onnighen’s corrupt practices.
Tanko who is automatically the new chairman of the National Judicial Council will have to look at the allegation against Onnoghen and recommend his dismissal from the judiciary while the Code of Conduct Tribunal continues with the asset crime.
The senate has since filed a case at the Supreme Court challenging the Buhari’s legality to suspend the CJN, Onnoghen.
But the senate caucus of the APC has exonerated itself from the litigation against Buhari’s decision on Onnoghen.
While Buhari would be meeting with the APC caucus in the senate, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is busy criticising the suspension of Onnoghen.
With Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN,the APC must have dealt a bigger blow to the PDP.
Mohammed, according to findings is an incorruptible judge and once worked at the Sharia Court where corruption is very reduced.