The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted a statement made by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on the arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.
Osinbajo, on Wednesday, January 16, 2018, in Abuja, said that President Buhari knew nothing about the petition against the CJN, until Saturday, January 12, 2019, when most Nigerians know.
The VP said “I must tell you in clear terms that, for President Muhammadu Buhari, his whole approach is that institutions should just do their work.
“I can tell you for a fact that he did not even know about this (CJN trial) until Saturday evening.”
The PDP is baffled as to how Buhari did not stop the CJN’s arraignment immediately he knew about it.
They also said that the step to arraign the top judiciary officer cannot be taken without the President’s sanction.
According to Vanguard, PDP, in a statement said “However, if the avowal by Vice President Osinbajo’s was true, then it goes to confirm the assertion that President Buhari is not in charge of governance but has outsourced the responsibilities of his office to unelected individuals due to his incompetence.
“Vice President Osinbajo’s assertion has also confirmed the claims by our First Lady, Aisha Buhari that a cabal has taken over the control of the Presidency, for which she forcefully called on Nigerians to take back their country.
“The PDP notes that the Buhari Presidency is only trying to sway public opinion on the matter following the outrage by Nigerians against the arraignment of the CJN.”
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