The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has charged the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen to resign from office.
He gave the charge while rubbishing claims by the CJN that he forgot to declare his assets.
However, El-Rufai expressed sadness at the development, saying that the CJN should step down from office.
Featuring on Channels Television Programme, “Sunrise”, the governor said: ”All the arguments being made that the allegations against the CJN should first go to the National Judicial Council (NJC) are wrong.
“I presented a paper at the Bisi Akande Colloquium on restructuring. I believe that we should look at our federation. Constitutional restructuring is one thing, restructuring our minds to be objective about what is right is another.
“I am extremely sad about this Chief Justice matter; if I am the Chief Justice, and write and say, ‘yes I have these bank accounts but I did not declare them’, I will not even allow the CCB to file charges, I will resign there and then to protect the institution.
“The admission that I did not declare my assets, that infraction alone, is enough for him to step down and protect the institution. All these court orders and lawyers are not helping the judiciary or the legal practice and are not helping Nigeria.”