Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice Dahiru Musdapher
The South West chapter of the People’s Democratic Party has decried what it described as the plot by the National Judicial Council to forcibly reinstate Justice Ayo Salami without waiting for President Goodluck Jonathan ‘ s consent .
This came as a group, the Society for the Rule of Law in Nigeria, in a statement signed by the coordinator, Comrade Chima Ubeku, called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria , Justice Dahiru Musdapher, to shun any interference by politicians in the resolution of the crisis in the judiciary, particularly as it pertains to the embattled Justice Salami.
The South West PDP publicity secretary, Hon Kayode Babade, who signed the statement by his party, said “plans are afoot, following a meeting by these characters in the opposition, and some prominent stakeholders, urging the NJC to use its meeting scheduled for June 6 and 7 to reinstate Salami without waiting for the approval of the President on the ground that the President’s approval was not necessary to reinstate the suspended President Court of Appeal, who the same NJC accused of misconduct.”
The party said this move should be nipped in the bud by the CJN who should not in his hurry to satisfy some “vested interests” create confusion in the judiciary in the twilight of his tenure