President Muhammadu Buhari out of shear desperation to rig the February elections has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeira (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The President announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday.
He said the action followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.
The President consequently swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court.
Buhari who is facing strong election challenges from his main opponent, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People Democratic Party (PDP) feels unsafe and jittery as elections draw near and is shooting at all angles to hold sway during election.