Buhari Meets Mbaka in Abuja

Buhari Meets Mbaka in Abuja

The Federal Government says the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, does not signify the onset of dictatorship or tyranny, as some people have insinuated.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who gave the explanation at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, said that the suspension had nothing to do with the forthcoming elections.

He said contrary to what the opposition and their likes had been saying, the CJN’s suspension was a consequence of his breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.

He stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari “is an avowed democrat, which he has proven time and time again and the Administration stands firm on the rule of law’’.

“It amounts to irresponsible extrapolation to say that the suspension of Justice Onnoghen is the onset of dictatorship.”President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, at the State House, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mbaka, who came into the villa in a private maroon BMW car, was accompanied by a lady.

The outcome of the meeting between the president and Mbaka, which lasted about 35 minutes, was unknown at the time of filing this report.

Mbaka, who did not speak to newsmen after the meeting, was once quoted as saying that “President Buhari is change, but former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is `bureau de change’.’’

Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the forthcoming general elections.

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