Breaking Ramadan Fast With Buhari: Acting CJN Must Recuse Himself, Nigerians Cry Out
Nigerians from several quarters have decried the breaking of Ramadan Fast by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad with President Muhammadu Buhari along with members of the Judiciary on Wednesday.
The bone of contention, it could be observed, is that Justice Tanko Muhammad will be presiding over the Presidential Election Petition between President Buhari and his opponents if and when it eventually gets to the Supreme Court.
Consequently, some concerned Nigerians have demanded that the Acting CJN must recuse himself as the action is so unethical.
One such observer is Alonge Ize-Iyamu Imade who wrote on his Facebook page:
“O GOD, Is this acceptable?
“The president hosting judiciary which includes the CJN to break Ramadan fast … This is same judiciary handling the Presidential Election Petition…
“Members of the judiciary and Nigerians, is this accepted?
“Does the acting CJN not know he is not meant to be seen around Buhari or anyone that is party to any case before him?
“USA Attorney General under Obama only greeted Bill Clinton at airport and she had to recuse herself from the investigation.
“Acting CJN must recuse himself as this action is so unethical.”
The presidency had, earlier in the day, released photos of President Buhari breaking Ramadan Fast with officials of the Judiciary.
The following photos by Sunday Aghaeze show:
- President Muhammadu Buhari with Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, Hon Justice Alfa Belgore, Hon Justice Bode Rodes Vivour, Hon Justice, Amina Adamu Augie during the breaking of Ramadan Fast with the Judiciary at the residence Wednesday Night in Abuja
- President Buhari with Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, Hon Justice Alfa Belgore, Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Mahmud Muhammad, Hon Justice Bode Rodes Vivour, Hon Justice, Amina Adamu Augie during the breaking of Ramadan Fast with the Judiciary at the residence Wednesday Night in Abuja, May 22 2019, et al
See tweets by concerned Nigerians:
"You see life?
Buhari hosting judiciary to breaking Ramadan fast – same judiciary handling the Presidential Election Petition
Only in Nigeria 🤔🤔🤔" pic.twitter.com/S2tokEX8wJ
— Concerned Citizens for Atiku (@CC4Atiku) May 23, 2019
Mad people every were
Nigeria judiciary is GONe
— arinze chukwunwe (@arinze_nkwonwe) May 23, 2019
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