Eminent Socio-Cultural Leaders from Southern and Middle-Belt Nigeria, have sued President Muhammadu Buhari to court for N50 billion, over alleged marginalisation of the people of the region in appointments to security, quasi-security Agencies, and other “strategic Agencies” of government, Page 36 learnt.
The 16 plaintiffs filed the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/595/2020, at the Federal High Court, in Abuja.
Among the Plaintiffs are an Ijaw Leader, Chief E. K. Clarke; Afenifere Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti; President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. John Nwodo; a Leader of the Middle-Belt people, Dr. Pogu Bitrus.
They also include: Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Alaowei Bozimo, Mrs. Sarah Doketri, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Air Commodore Idongsit Nkanga, a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Prof. Julie Umukoro, and Elder Stephen Bangoji.
The rest are Alhaji Tijani Babatunde, Mrs. Rose Obuoforibo, Mr. Adakole Ijogi, and Dr. Charles Nwakeaku.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari, the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, and the Federal Character Commission, FCC, are the Defendants sued in the suit.
The suit was instituted on behalf of the Plaintiffs by 10 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, comprising of Solomon Asemota, Tijani Ayanlaja, Chuks Muoma, Albert Akpomudje, Tayo Oyetibo, Pius Akubo, Mrs. Nella Andem-Rabana, Mike Ozekhome, Akinpelu Onigbinde, and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.