Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has alleged that the Federal Government is planning to go after 200 Judges in Nigeria in order to intimidate the judiciary.
Wike said this during the central healing service of the Greater Evangelism World Crusade on Sunday in Port Harcourt.
Basing his claim on purpotedly credible intelligence intercepted by him, Wike said while an attack on the Supreme Court has already begun, an attack on the Appeal Court is soon to follow.
He Federal Government “has marshalled out an onslaught to intimidate 200 Judges, especially those of the Federal Judiciary”.
“I intercepted a discussion by a Minister of the Federal Executive Council where he was telling a gathering that they are happy that they have dealt with the Supreme Court. The Minister said that the next set would be the Court of Appeal Judges and the Federal High Court judges. The Minister said any judge that fails to cooperate will face trumped up charges and compelled to resign.
“This APC Federal Government has gone to the Code of Conduct Bureau to get the asset declaration forms of 200 Judges. Any judge that fails to follow their evil plot, will be harassed with false allegations and persecution”.
The Governor further added that the FG will generate several false allegations to compel upright Judges to resign from the bench.
Governor Wike then urged the Church to pray for the Federal Judiciary to survive what he described as the “deadly siege of the APC Federal Government”.
He said: “The Church should continually pray for the Federal Judiciary. The Judiciary in Nigeria is under siege. If anything happens to the judiciary, our democracy is in trouble.
“The Church needs to pray for the judges to remain strong in the face of intimidation and harassment.”