Senate to reconvene on Tuesday over sacked CJN

Senate will, on Tuesday, reconvene to discuss suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mr Walter Onnoghen, and the swearing-in of Mr Tanko Mohammed as acting CJN by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday.

A principal officer in the Senate, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told one of our correspondents on Saturday that the leadership of both chambers would have a crucial meeting today (Sunday) to deliberate on the agenda for the emergency session.

The sudden decision of National Assembly leadership to reconvene might not be unconnected with the public outcry that greeted Mr Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen on Friday.

The source said, “The leadership of the two chambers has agreed to reconvene on Tuesday. They will, however, hold a crucial meeting in the private residence of Senate President on Sunday evening (today).

“The meeting will set agenda for the emergency session they plan for Tuesday. I cannot confirm whether the impeachment of the President will form part of the agenda but I can assure you that a drastic decision will be taken against him.”

The lawmakers had, during Thursday’s plenary, adjourned sitting until February 19, which will be after presidential and National Assembly elections.



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