Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said those criticizing President Buhari over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen are hypocrites.
This is following the public outcry since President Buhari suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen. In an interview with newsmen in Abuja, Lai Mohammed said the PDP and others kicking against Onnoghen’s suspension are hypocrites. He said;
“Which Campaign? Their campaign was over a long time ago. There is nothing to suspend. We said it that their campaign had floundered. And in any event, let’s ask them this question: Is there something that they know that we don’t know? Is there something between them and the suspended CJN? Otherwise, we do not see why they should suspend their campaign anyway, but I can understand that their campaign was bound to end this way.
For anybody who read Mr. President’s address, two things stood out. The first is that additional evidence has just been revealed that the suspended CJN refused to declare millions of dollars in his possession.
More worrisome is the fact that when the suspended CJN was confronted with the petition that he failed to declare his assets, he added that it was a mistake, that he forgot.
Now, I would have been a happier person if the same people who are now crying tyranny and dictatorship could really address the issue raised by the President, in his address on Friday, that addition investigations have revealed that several millions of dollars were found in the CJN’s account”