Onnoghen: NJC Sets Up Panel As EFCC Sends Fresh Petition
Onnoghen: NJC Sets Up Panel As EFCC Sends Fresh Petition.
- DSS releases statement on 2019 Elections
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up a panel to consider the responses of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen and the acting CJN Tanko Mohammed.
The NJC, which reconvened in an emergency meeting on Monday to consider the three petitions against Onnoghen and Mohammed, has also set up a Preliminary Complaints Assessment Committee under Regulation 17 to consider the responses and report back to the council.
A statement by the Director of Information of the NJC, Soji Oye also stated that the NJC received a new petition written by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Justice Onnoghen.
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He added that the petition has been forwarded “to him for his response within seven (7) working days.”
DSS releases statement on 2019 Elections
Meanwhile, The Department of State Services, DSS has said it is committed to the provision of adequate security throughout the period of the electoral process.
A statement from DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, on Monday, enjoined all stakeholders including; politicians, citizens, voters, observers, electoral officers, the media, Civil Society Organizations and security operatives to be law abiding.
The spokesman of the DSS said politicians and the youth are expected to shun all acts of violence and observers are to keep to the fundamentals and principles of election monitoring as allowed by law and global best practice.
“Everyone is urged to conduct themselves properly before, during and after the elections and avoid actions that may cause breakdown of law and order,” he added.
Afunanya said: “The Service is determined to identify and arrest criminals and their collaborators whose activities are counter to the national objective of achieving peaceful and orderly elections.”
“Similarly, the Service will not condone fake news, incendiary or hate speeches designed to whip up dangerous ethnic, religious and/or political sentiments capable of stoking the embers of violence,” he added.
Afunanya also said the DSS can be reached through the following telephone lines and e-mail address (07055655591; 09030002189 and firstname.lastname@example.org