The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, has raised his voice in support of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he has not breached the nation’s constitution by suspending the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, based on the directive of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, to Senator Wamakko, Bashir Rabe Mani, Dan Masanin Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto.
Senator Wamakko, made the disclosure on Friday, in Goronyo town, headquarters of Goronyo Local Government, Sokoto State, during the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC ), campaigns.
Senator Wamakko said, ” President Muhammadu Buhari has not in anyway flouted the constitution of Nigeria by suspending Onnoghen.
” The President has promised to sustain his ongoing fight against corruption and the suspended CJN is being tried by the CCT, for acting in defiance to the nation’s constitution.
” The President is not corrupt and he has promised to prosecute any person found to be corrupt and I strongly support him, anybody found wanting in this direction, including myself, should be prosecuted .”
Wamakko recalled that, in 2015, former President Goodluck Jonathan unilaterally removed the present Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was the then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, from Office, removed the then President , Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami, from Office, as well the then Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun from Office , among others .
Senator Wamakko also recalled that Senate President Bukola Saraki, has removed the Kwara State Chief Judge, from Office, when he was the Governor of the state.
” They all did unilaterally and nobody raised an eyebrow. All those who are now disparaging the President for doing his constitutional duty are unpatriotic, sadistic and dastardly, ” Senator Wamakko, added.
Meanwhile, he also promised that the endemic water scarcity now plaguing the state would be history within the first three months, if the All Progressives Congress ( APC ), Gubernatorial Candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto and his running mate, Alhaji Faruku Malami Yabo, are elected, In Sha Allahu.
Similarly, Senator Wamakko again vowed that the current wasteful and fraudulent education levy would be scrapped, while all the deductions made would be refunded to the workers by the incoming APC administration, Insha Allahu.
” I am therefore appealing to the people of the state to come out and massively vote all APC candidates, at all levels, ” he urged.
Also speaking, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto promised to restore sanity into the state and local governments civil services, with adequate funds for them to function effectively.
Not less than 3300 PDP members also defected to the APC in the Local Government. Prominent among the defectors is the father of the former Local Government Chairman of the area, Alhaji Ya’u Isa Mai-Alewa as well as his younger brother, Alhaji Yusuf Isa Mai-Alewa. Also defected along them is Alhaji Yusuf Goronyo who were all chieftains of PDP before now.
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