Despite the voluntarily retirement of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Supreme Court has said it remained a united entity.
It was reported on Sunday that his untimely exit from the apex court had split the court.
The court, through its Director, Press and Information, Dr Festus Akande, however said all the justices were moving on as a family.
The statement states, “The Supreme Court of Nigeria is one big, indivisible judicial family that is not in any way governed by religious, tribal or parochial influence or sentiments.
“For the umpteenth time, let it be known to all and sundry that no judicial officer is appointed on account of religious or tribal affiliation, hence the discharge of their Judicial obligations cannot be dictated by such extraneous considerations.
“As it has always been, the Supreme Court justices and the entire management are united, cohesive and indivisible in the quest to move the court to greater heights.”