We will break up if INEC rig 2019 election for Buhari – N/Delta militants

The Niger Delta Militants have threatened to break up from Nigeria if INEC succeeded rigging 2019 presidential election in favour of President Buhari.

This is coming after President Buhari suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The group fault Buhari’s decision to suspend the Justice Onnoghen. The Militants believe that the suspension was a deliberate plan hatched by the President to perpetuate himself in power.

According to the group, Buhari was not interested in the unity of Nigeria by his action.
The statement reads: “We are shocked at the recent exhibition of rascality by the Presidency with the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and swearing-in of an Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed. His suspension is the highest form of dictatorship, tyranny, and fascism in the 21st century, which we view as the highest level of insult on the collective intelligence of the Niger Delta people.

“The removal is a coup against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a coup against the Rule of Law and separation of powers and a coup against Nigeria’s democracy. It is a face-off with the Niger Delta people, and we call on the international community to note this so that when we would retaliate nobody would blame us. This is clearly aimed at preventing Justice Onnoghen from inaugurating credible judges that would handle election petitions.
“This sudden and sad spectacle also amounts to a judicial coup aimed at influencing the Election Petition Tribunals which were supposed to be inaugurated last Saturday by the erstwhile CJN, with a view to putting in place, judges that will adjudicate the election cases in his favour, knowing the APC has already lost the confidence of the electorate as a result of poor governance.


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