Former deputy national publicity of the All Progressives Congress and an ally of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Timi Frank has said that the recent statements attributed to Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie and the President’s campaign spokesman Festus Keyamo, on the embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has revealed that the removal of the former CJN was premeditated.
Onochie in a post on her Facebook wall: “The real Atiku’s plan to destabilise Nigeria,” which was reported by national dailies had alleged that Onnoghen had a plan to judicially annul the February 23, 2019, Presidential election and hand over a default victory to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar.
She wrote: “The plan, yes the Atiku’s Plan was for Justice Onnoghen to annul the results of 17 major states won by President Buhari, thereby giving victory to you guessed who, yes, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. But Justice Onnoghen confessed to crimes against our nation. That put the spanner in the works for the Atiku Plan One.
But Frank in a statement noted that the remarks of Special Assistant to the President on Social Media,” is an admission and a corroboration of what we have always known: That the persecution of Justice Walter Onnoghen was politically motivated and was not done in good faith, but was an attack on innocent man by the Buhari administration in its plan to thwart the will of the Nigerian people.”
Frank further noted that Onochie has exposed the government lack of fidelity to credible election, which he claimed was part of the orchestrated plot to emasculate the judiciary by removing the CJN.
“Nigerians may recall that the petition used to suspend Justice Onnoghen was written by one Dennis Aghanya, who is a former spokesman to President Buhari and is presently one of his confidants.