The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency of plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The party also alerts of allegations that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a cabal at the Buhari Presidency are hounding Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen and seeking his removal so as to cause a constitutional crisis, instill fear in judicial officers and pave way for the foisting of a pliable CJN that will do their bidding on electoral matters.
This is particularly following allegations that the APC seeks a new CJN that will aid its rigging schemes as well as execute the plot to use the court to detain and put opposition members and outspoken members of Civil Society Organizations out of circulation during the general elections.
The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made available to Global Patriot Newspapers, GPN, said the development was an invitation to anarchy.
“This is a clear recipe for anarchy and a huge crisis that is capable of fracturing the country’s justice system,” Ologbondiyan said.
“The plot is to derail democracy as it portends a prelude to a total clamp down on institutions and rule of law in our country,” the statement said.
The PDP, therefore, urged all Nigerians, the United Nations and all international bodies to unite in the defence of the country’s democracy, especially when elections are few weeks away.