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President, Malami, others sued for alleged constitutional violation

By Ameh Ochojila, Abuja
06 October 2021   |   2:58 am
An Abuja-based lawyer, Festus Oluwasanmi Onifade, has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari before a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged gross breach of the 1999 Constitution

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An Abuja-based lawyer, Festus Oluwasanmi Onifade, has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari before a Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged gross breach of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

The President was sued along with the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Federal Character Commission (FCC), Mueeba Farida Dankaka and Mohammed Bello Tukur as first, second, third, fourth and fifth respondents.

The grouse of the plaintiff is that “Buhari has violated some provisions of the 1999 Constitution in the way and manner he has been making political appointments.”

In the suit, marked FHC/ABJ/709/2021 and instituted on his behalf by his counsel, Moses Owuru, the applicant accused the President of allegedly violating Sections 7 and 8 of the Constitution in the “appointments of Mueeba Farida Dankaka and Mohammed Bello Tukur as Executive Chairman and Executive Secretary of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).

Meanwhile, Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo has fixed November 11 for a hearing of the suit.