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Goodbye To Buhari, As Hundreds Of Protesters Shut Down American Embassy, Untill Further Notice

Hundreds of Civil Society Leaders, Lawyers, and opposition Politicians, stormed the United States, US, Embassy, in Abuja, on Saturday.

The protesters demanded that the US intervenes in the “constitutional crisis” ignited by President Muhammadu Buhari, with the removal of Walter Onnoghen, as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Already, the President has appointed Justice Tanko Muhammad, as the Acting CJN.

The group called on the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, to announce total shut down, on Monday, and ban any Lawyer from appearing or recognising Tanko Muhammed as CJN.

Meanwhile, Muhammad, has urged the 250 appointed Chairmen and members of the Election Petition Tribunals, to be guided by the fear of God, in the performance of their duties.

The Acting CJN, stated this on Saturday, in Abuja, during the oath taking and swearing in ceremony of the Judicial Officers appointed to oversee disputes arising from the forthcoming general elections.

“I am delighted to address you all on this occasion of the swearing-in ceremony for the newly appointed Chairmen and members of Election Petition Tribunals for the 2019 general elections that are around the corner.

“As you Lordships take the oath of Office as Chairmen and members of the Election Petition Tribunals, let me remind you that this oath is a solemn appeal to Almighty God.

“Therefore, it is God Almighty that you will be ultimately responsible to.

“Therefore, it is from this oath that your duties and responsibilities as Chairmen and members of the Election Petition Tribunals in your various places of assignment spring forth, and has a binding effect.

“This is an ethical undertaking to justice, as well as upholding the rule of law in our courts.

“As such, I implore you to discharge your onerous duty diligently, and with the fear of God Almighty’’, he said.

Muhammad also said: “The Judiciary is in the trying times, you must stand to protect and uphold the integrity of this arm of government.

“I therefore, congratulate you on this appointment, and I urge you to see this assignment as a call to greater service to your nation.

“I encourage you to uphold and enhance the honour and standing of the Judiciary, and I pray that the Almighty God will bestow upon you strength, good health, and wisdom, in the performance of your duties’’, Muhammad said.


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