Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has commended the decision of Justice Tanko Muhammad to resign his office on health ground.
Atiku also congratulated the newly sworn in Justice Olukayode Ariowoola, wishing him a successful tenure.
A statement from Atiku Media Office, Abuja, said: “The decision of Justice Tanko Muhammad to vacate office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria is commendable. I wish him well even as I commend him for his action and service to the nation.”
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Atiku further said: “I wish the newly sworn in Acting CJN Justice Olukayode Ariowoola success as he steps in to fill the gap and assure him of my commitment to advancing the frontiers of judicial independence and the promotion of separation of powers as the bedrock of deepening democracy and development.”