The Nigerian Bar Association has nominated, Chief Wole Olanipekun and Abubakar Mahmoud to liase with the Attorney General of the federation, Abubakar Malami and other lawyers serving in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the impasse created by the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
NBA, rising from an emergency meeting on Monday in Abuja says it still recognises Justice Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
It also ordered its members across the country to boycott courts on Tuesday and Wednesday in protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen last Friday.
Buhari had immediately sworn in Justice Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN.
At the National Executive Committee meeting comprising its branch chairmen and past presidents and the executive committee of the association, the NBA said due process was not followed by Buhari in suspending Onnoghen and swearing in Muhammad in acting capacity.