The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has denied the allegation that she condemned the recent suspension of embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Mrs. Buhari, in a statement issued through her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna, on Sunday in Abuja described the news making the rounds that she condemned Onnoghen’s removal as fake.
“The attention of wife of the President has been drawn to a post on social media to the effect that she condemned the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
“It is important to inform Nigerians that wife of the President has not made any public statement on the matter and therefore, the commentary is untrue and fake.”
“This is highly condemnable and we therefore advise the purveyors of such news to recant and desist henceforth,” the statement added.
The former CJN was suspended by the Federal Government following a recommendation of the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
The suspension order was executed to enable the tribunal to hear and determine the allegations of false assets declarations filed against Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Bureau.