Onnoghen’s suspension: Senate calls emergency session

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The Senate leadership yesterday summoned members for an emergency session on Tuesday to deliberate on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.

Senate President BukolaSaraki, who initiated the emergency session, is scheduled to meet with other Senate officials later today ahead of the Tuesday deliberation.

Details of the emergency sitting were sketchy at press time,but a source close to the office of the Senate President said that publication for the sitting “may be made tomorrow (today) or Monday.”

The source said: “the leadership meeting is to clear the way for the emergency sitting.”

The Senate President is also said to have reached out to senators to return to Abuja “for this all important emergency sitting in the interest of democracy in Nigeria.”

It was gathered that the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, is expected to announce the emergency sitting to members.

The Senate had adjourned only last Thursday till February 19, 2019.

Saraki, has already condemned the suspension of Onnoghen describing it as a coup against democracy.

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