Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has been asked to resign, over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, by his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Newsmen recalls, that Buhari had on Friday, in a shocking move, suspended Onnoghen, and immediately appointed Tanko Mohammed, as the Acting CJN.
Onnoghen’s suspension has since stirred reactions from Nigerians, Lawyers, and opposition parties, describing Buhari as a ‘Tyrant’, and also launching a direct attack on Osinbajo.
Some Nigerians, reacting to the development on the social media, attacked Osinbajo, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and Professor of Law, for disregarding the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999), as amended, by remaining ‘silent’ about Buhari’s action.
Most of them have called on Osinbajo to resign, expressing disappointment in his position as a ‘SAN and Pastor’.
Here are some of the comments:
@Adeyanjudeji: “If Osinbajo values principles or decency, he would resign today & no longer be part of this disgrace, but he is not different from the tyrant. Everything Buhari touches turns to ash, all the intellectuals around the President have been transformed to semi-literates. Tyrant Buhari.”
@Temphiz: “Prof Osinbajo is a total disappointment. Expected more from a cerebral person like him. And don’t say his hands are tied though, cos you won’t be truthful to yourself that way.”
@UcheBriggs: “Listen. We can no longer absolve Prof. Pastor Osinbajo. Whatever excuse we may have made for him before, it ends now.”
@Dolarpo: “If Osinbajo still hasn’t resigned after this, what shall we say of these things? What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul? Sir, this is where I rest my case.”
@Timothy13818925: “I call on the National Judicial Council and Nigeria Bar Association, to as a matter of urgency, punish Osinbajo and withdraw all his qualifications and titles, for his failure to guide President Buhari aright. He is a great disappointment to the Judiciary and democracy of Nigeria.”
@Olurops: “Wait, Osinbajo is a Professor of Law. Shame on him. Fake Pastor.”
@Walexcul: “Buhari is nothing but an enemy of democracy, and Osinbajo is a disgrace to the Law profession. Tyrant Buhari.”
@Musterwizzle: “Osinbajo has the fear of God ni as the Pastor that he is, he should have resigned by now to protest all these illegalities.”
@Nwankpa_A: “Atiku fought his boss over 3rd term. It was almost political harakiri, but he dived in head first. Where is Prof. Osinbajo? Does he agree with this?
@Ovieo: “Your darling VP, Prof. Osinbajo, is fully complicit. Totally, absolutely, completely. History will judge your MCM as a tool in the hands of this tyrant you all call your President.”
@Harshtagseries: “Osinbajo should honourably resign. All the appointments he made have been reversed, ranging from DSS boss to CJN. So sad.”
@nK: “When Osinbajo declared his assets publicly, he said he had $900k and N94m in his bank accounts. His assets were valued at over $2m. Robert Clarke didn’t ask how a former Lagos State Commissioner of Justice is worth $2m.
@Switkem: “Nigeria is *ucked, Buhari is a mistake, Osinbajo is a wolf in sheep clothing. What a mistake!!!
@Atooki_Olayemi: “I challenge the credibility of SAN of VP Osinbajo, as to the level of legal advice he is giving the present administration, if he can sit and watch his principal turn the Constitution of the country upside-down.”
@OtunbaSula: “I am pretty sure Osinbajo is game with all these. He nodded in approval when Buhari stressed: “Rule of law is subject to National Interest”, just months ago. By the way, he is in a good position to recommend amendments to the Constitution that gives corruption a fighting chance.”
@KengKengati: “Osinbajo is the greatest embarrassment in all of these. Senior Advocate of Nonsense. He has some subordinates in the nonsense category. Itse Sagay and Festus Keyamo. Legal wastes.”
@C_Edum: “The current greatest threat to our democracy is not just Buhari, its Osinbajo and his kinds. You remember when Osinbajo told us that Buhari was not aware of the case against CJN. Will a Pastor and Law Professor (SAN) Osinbajo, tell us now that Buhari is not aware of the suspension?”