Onnoghen: ‘My Petition Caused a Positive Change in Nigeria’ – Dennis Aghanya

The executive secretary of Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), Dennis Aghanya, has spoken many weeks after his petition caused the resignation of Walter Onnoghen, former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Aghanya said he had continued to be haunted by his action adding that he already knew what he would face before he released the petition.

Speaking exclusively with Daily Sun, the rights activist also said he was fulfilled that his petition caused a positive change in Nigeria, not because it led to the downfall of Onnoghen.

“I don’t feel fulfilled because I brought somebody down, but I feel fulfilled that I was able to render service to my country.

“I am sure that my contributions in helping to sanitize the judiciary will go a very long way to re -position that arm of government,” he said. The activist maintained that the judiciary is a very vital arm of government and is more important than the executive and the legislature since it is considered the final arbiter. He stressed that every effort must be made to strengthen that arm of government just like what he did.

“We are focusing more on the judiciary, that is our area of emphasis. We want to contribute our quota. “So, we feel fulfilled that we took a very bold step. I am sure it is a step that most people would naturally shy away from and the consequences are so enormous,” he said.



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