The ruling All Progressives Congress says it stands by President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to suspend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu, told our correspondent during an interview that the APC would continue to support every action of the government geared towards ridding the nation of corruption.
On claims by the opposition that Buhari’s action was aimed at manipulating the elections, Issa-Onilu said the opposition was entitled to its opinion.
The APC had, last week, insisted that Onnoghen, who is accused of false declaration of assets, must stand trial.
Speaking with our correspondent on Friday, Issa-Onilu said, “This is an action by an APC government and we therefore support it.
“Whatever action taken by the President was taken by the APC and we stand by it.”