The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has commended Justice Tanko Muhammad for vacating office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Atiku in a statement on Monday via his official Facebook page wished Justice Tanko well even as he commended the former Chief Justice for his action and service to the nation.
The former Vice President went on to wish the newly sworn-in Acting CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariowoola, success as he steps in to fill the gap.
Atiku assured the new acting CJN of his commitment to advancing the frontiers of judicial independence and the promotion of separation of powers as the bedrock of deepening democracy and development.
It would be recalled that Justice Tanko resigned his position on Monday over some undisclosed health issues.
President Muhammadu Buhari subsequently, swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Following his resignation, Buhari bestowed the nation’s second-highest national honour of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on the outgoing Chief Justice.