All the 56 APC Senators at the National Assembly (NASS) has on Monday said there was no time that the Senate took the decision to approach the Supreme Court for an interpretation of the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, January 25th, DEZ MAYORZ report.
In a statement from the Special Adviser to the Senate President Bukola Saraki on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, it was said that the Senate had approached the apex court for an interpretation on whether President Buhari usurped the powers of the Senate or not in suspending the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
But APC senators, through Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe), said no such decision was taken by the Senate as an institution, and that the APC senators dissociated themselves from the action.
“It has come to the notice of the Senate APC Caucus that the Senate has approached the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
“For the records, the Senate never met to take any such resolution, and at no time mandated anyone to approach the Court on this matter on its behalf.
“Consequently, the Senate APC Caucus dissociates itself from the said request for the legal interpretation of the suspension,” Lawan said.
The statement obtained by DEZ MAYORZ via Igbere Tv, Senate president Bukola Saraki’s spokesman,Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the Senate cancelled its emergency resumption for Tuesday, January 29 (today) to deliberate on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Onnoghen since the Senate has already moved towards the apex court.
Also, The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria has cautioned President Buhari to do the needful.
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