Acting Chief Judge, Tanko Muhammad Swears In 250 Tribunal Members For General Elections
The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, has sworn in 250 members of the general election tribunals.
The ceremony took place in Abuja on Saturday and the acting CJN urged members of the election tribunals to discharge their duties with integrity, and the fear of God.
The swearing in comes 24 hours after after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and swore-in Mohammed as acting CJN.
According to the president, the suspension was based on the request of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, pending the completion of Onnoghen’s trial.
Onnoghen is being tried over allegations of failing to declare his assets.