Crisis In Judiciary: Lawmaker Asks CJN To Resign


Assemblyman Chidi Nwosu (PDP) of the Abia State House of Assembly on Monday urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Alloysius Katsina-Alu to resign his position without any further delay.

Nwosu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

He said the bickering was an indictment on the entire judiciary and not a fight between the sacked President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami and the CJN.

He noted that the “worrisome” development had shown that there was no transparency in the administration of justice.

“That rift has really opened up some sordid revelations as to what the judiciary had been all this while.

“From all they have said about themselves, it is an epitome of corruption, mismanagement.

“For me, suspending the PCA is not enough, the CJN ought to resign voluntarily,” Nwosu said.

Nwosu, who is also a lawyer, called for the total overhaul of the judiciary so as to weed out “questionable characters.”

He also urged all sides to the current feud to seek genuine effort toward sanitising the judiciary for the overall progress of the nation.

NAN reports that the Presidency on Sunday announced the appointment of Justice Dalhatu Adamu as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal.

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