The Nigerian Bar Association says it still recognises Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
It also ordered its members across the country to boycott courts on Tuesday and Wednesday in protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Onnoghen last Friday.
Buhari had immediately sworn in Justice Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN.
But rising from its Monday emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee comprising its branch chairmen and past presidents and the executive committee of the association, the NBA said due process was not followed by Buhari in suspending Onnoghen and swearing in Muhammad in acting capacity.
Among other decisions reached at the meeting, the NBA set up a committee led by former presidents of the association, Chief Wole Olanipekun and Abubakar Mahmud, to liaise with lawyers serving in the Buhari administration with a view to finding a solution to the problem.