29-04-2019 /2019-04-27/Group urges Buhari to confirm Tanko as CJN
Group urges Buhari to confirm Tanko as CJN
A group of Bauchi lawyers has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm Justice Ibrahim Tanko as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The lawyers under the aegis of 'Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (BOBOLAC) also urged the National Judicial Council and other relevant authorities to confirm the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The legal practitioners made the call in a news conference in Bauchi on Saturday.
Mr Shipi Rabo, the chief convener of the group, said with Tanko's judicial and intellectual background, the proper thing to do is to initiate the process of appointing him as the CJN for the good of the nation's Judiciary.
"Following the judgment by the Code of Conduct Tribunal removing the suspended CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, as Chief Justice of Nigeria among far-reaching decisions.
"We call on His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Judicial Council, the Federal Judicial Service Commission among other relevant authorities to go beyond merely extending the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Tanko as Acting CJN.
"This will be in accordance with the provisions of section 231 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) that relates to the appointment of a substantive CJN.
"From his stint as acting CJN, coupled with his abundant integrity and rich Judicial cum intellectual background," he said.
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