The Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Justice Walter Onnoghen on his confirmation by the Senate as the 14th substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
This is contained in a statement on Friday in Abuja by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye.
PDP also commended Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for sending the name of Justice Onnoghen to the Senate for confirmation.
It said that the confirmation of Justice Onnoghen as the new CJN had renewed the “confidence of Nigerians and the international community on the need to respect the principle of separation of powers”.
The party added that the action had also renewed the confidence of Nigerians in the independence of the judiciary.
PDP, while wishing the new Chief Justice of Nigeria well in office, urged him to implement all the reforms he intended to bring to bear on the Judiciary, saying that “the Judiciary remains the last arbiter in settling human disputes”.
ThisNewsGuru.com reports that Justice Onnoghen was unanimously confirmed the 14th substantive CJN on Wednesday, March 1 after his name was forwarded for screening by Acting President, Prof. Osinbajo some few weeks ago.