CSNAC said it scrutinized the list of names approved by Mr. Osinbajo for inauguration as judges of the NIC by Justice Walter Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the NJC, which recommended the names, and discovered they were appointed in contravention of Section 254B (3) of the Constitution.
"Having studied the list, based on petitions forwarded to this network, we have confirmed that the National Judicial Council recommended the 19 legal practitioners for appointment in contravention of basic requirement of Section 254B (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
"In other words, the candidates have not acquired 'considerable knowledge and experience in the law and practice of industrial relations and employment conditions in Nigeria'. It may interest Your Excellency to know that there are eminently qualified practitioners with cognate experience and constitutional requirements across the country, but not recommended by National Judicial Council," CSNAC said.
The coalition advised Mr. Osinbajo to order an inquiry into the appointment of the unqualified judges, notwithstanding their inauguration by Justice Onnoghen as a way of avoiding embarrassment.
"If our allegation is confirmed, Your Excellency will be required to cancel the appointments of these unqualified judges without any delay," the coalition demanded.
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