Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had earlier reported that Justice Tanko resigned as the CJN on Sunday, citing ill-health.
President Muhammadu Buhari subsequently sworn in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.
In a post on his social media handles, the former Vice President commended Justice Tanko for his decision and services to the nation.
He wished the acting CJN, Justice Olukayode success in his new office.
Atiku wrote, “The decision of Justice Tanko Muhammad to vacate office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria is commendable. I wish him well, even as I commend him for his action and service to the nation.
“I wish the newly sworn-in Acting CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariowoola, success as he steps in to fill the gap and assure him of my commitment to advancing the frontiers of judicial independence and the promotion of separation of powers as the bedrock of deepening democracy and development”.