South South Governors Summon Emergency Meeting Over Planned Trail Of CJN

By Yakubu Lawal

Six governors of the South-South region have called an emergency meeting to discuss the planned arraignment of Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The governors in a statement said they felt duty-bound to prevent the development from snowballing  in a country with little resistance to ethnic and tribal issues.

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State in a statement Saturday night said “It is a grave and dangerous escalation, coming a few weeks to the general elections.”

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Mr Dickson’s spokesperson Fidelis Soriwei in an e-mail announcing the planned caucus said t he meeting is scheduled  to hold on Sunday in Abuja,

The  other five governors of the South-South are Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, Ben Ayade of Cross River, Nyesom Wike of Edo and Obaseki. Justice Onnoghen, from Cross River, has been accused of improper declaration of assets, with the federal government filing six charges that it said violated the code of conduct law for public officers