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Onnoghen’s sack: Senate to hold emergency session

The Nigerian Senate will be reconvening on Tuesday, January 29, to discuss the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen and the swearing-in of Justice Ibrahim Mohammed Tanko by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

The move has been widely criticised by Nigerians, the UK and the US government and the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly will be meeting to deliberate on it.

According to a principal officer of the Senate who spoke anonymously, the lawmakers will hold a separate meeting to discuss the same matter today, Sunday.

He said, “The leadership of the two chambers has agreed to reconvene on Tuesday. They will, however, hold a crucial meeting in the private residence of the Senate President on Sunday evening (today).

The meeting will set agenda for the emergency session they plan for Tuesday. I cannot confirm whether the impeachment of the President will form part of the agenda but I can assure you that a drastic decision will be taken against him.”

Plenary had earlier been adjourned till after the elections in February.

 

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