Bauchi lawyers recently begged President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm, Justice Ibrahim Tanko as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN).
The lawyers also begged the National Judicial Council and other important authorities to confirm Tanko as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Mr Shipi Rabo, the chief convener of the group, revealed that with Tanko’s judicial and intellectual background, the right thing to do is to begin the process of appointing him as the CJN for Nigeria’s good.
He said, “Following the judgment by the Code of Conduct Tribunal removing the suspended CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria among far-reaching decisions.
“We call on His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Judicial Council, the Federal Judicial Service Commission among other relevant authorities to go beyond merely extending the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko as Acting CJN.
“This will be in accordance with the provisions of section 231 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) that relates to the appointment of a substantive CJN.
“From his stint as acting CJN, coupled with his abundant integrity and rich Judicial cum intellectual background.”
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