By Bukola Olasanmi
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has thrown its support to the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen from office by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Justice Onnoghen’s suspension which followed a petition against him for not declaring his asset to the Code of Conduct Bureau has been generating mixed reactions among Nigerians.
However, The ACF in a communiqué signed by its Secretary- General, Anthony Sani, after a meeting in Kaduna, condemns the conduct of Justice Onnoghen, particularly his refusal to step aside and allow due process of the law to take its course.
The Northern group said by his action, the former CJN has created the impression that his personal interests in the matter super-cedes that of the judiciary and the nation.
The forum further called on law enforcement agencies to carry out their professional duties against the CJN in a manner that will not give room to partisanship.