Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is planing to harass 200 Judges, who are not willing to cooperate.
The Governor made this allegation on Sunday, at the Greater Evangelism World Crusade, in Port Harcourt, the State capital.
Wike said that credible intelligence intercepted by him, revealed that a Minister told a gathering that, following the “destabilisation of the Supreme Court”, the next target will be the Court of Appeal and Federal High Court.
“I intercepted a discussion by a Minister of the Federal Executive Council, where he was telling a gathering that they are happy that they have dealt with the Supreme Court”, he said.
“The Minister said the next set would be the Court of Appeal Judges and the Court Judges. The Minister said any Judge that fails to cooperate will face trumped up charges, and compelled to resign.
“This APC Federal Government has gone to the Code of Conduct Bureau, to get the assets declaration forms of 200 Judges. Any Judge that fails to follow their evil plot, will be harassed with false allegations and persecution.”
Calling on the Church for prayers, the Governor added that, the Federal Government will generate false allegations, to compel upright Judges to resign from the Bench.
“The Church should continually pray for the Federal Judiciary. The Judiciary in Nigeria is under siege. If anything happens to the Judiciary, our democracy is in trouble .
“The Church needs to pray for the Judges to remain strong in the face of intimidation and harassment.”