The Nigerian Bar Association has called for boycott of court proceedings across the country for two days in protest against the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.
The decision was taken at the National Executive Council meeting of the association held on Monday.
The association said,“The Nigerian Bar Association rising from her NEC meeting has decided to embark on a two-day warning boycott of courts all over Nigeria over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Buhari.”
Buhari on Friday announced the suspension of Onnoghen and the appointment of Justice Tanko Mohammed as his replacement,a decision that has continued to spark outrage in the country and within the international community.
Governments of UK,US and the European Union expressed their concerns over the decision to suspend the chief justice few weeks to next month’s general elections.