The Forum of Non-governmental Organisations (FNGO) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intensity effort to rid Nigeria of corruption, particularly within the judicial arm of government.
Coordinator of the Forum, Wole Badmus while leading a peaceful procession in support of the President yesterday in Abuja, stated that every right thinking Nigerian would support Buhari’s drive to sanitising the judiciary.
He urged President Buhari to ignore all antics being deployed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen to stall his trial over allegations of corruption levelled against him.
He said that they had gathered to support the bold step taken by President Muhammadu Buhari to sanitise the Judiciary.
The group accused the suspended CJN, Walter Onnoghen of allegedly trying to frustrate the court by applying various legal means. “We are here to tell Mr. President that not minding the antics of those who are making noise, suggesting that he has erred in law, we are here to tell him that the people of Nigeria are behind him and he should not be distracted and he should remain focused. Come February 16, we are going to mobilise enormous votes for the President,” he said.
Another leader of the Forum, Mr. Obaje David explained that Nigerian youths and women are in support of the President’s efforts to sanitise the judiciary.
“I want the President to know that the people of Nigeria, the youth, the women, and every right thinking Nigerian are fully in support of him. We support his effort to ensure that there is sanity in the judiciary.
“The last time we came out, I told the world that the highest level of corruption is being perpetrated in the judicial sector, people never believed it, but now, our own President, Muhammadu Buhari has exposed it more.
If a CJN can forget to declare his assets with such huge amount in foreign currency, he might as well forget to know whether as an accused person, I am right or wrong on the side of law. We are are happy with Mr. President, we assure him of our support for another term,” Obaje stated.