Lawyer Drags Buhari To Court For Excluding South East Geopolitical Zone So Far In His Appointments

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been dragged to court over
the 25 appointments he made so far which excluded the South East geopolitical
zone.
Dim-Udebuani Marcel, an Abuja-based lawyer in suit no. FHC/ABJ/CS/732/2015
he instituted against the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and the
Chairman, Federal Character Commission filed on 31st August, 2015, by his
counsel Jude Ifesemen, the plaintiff wants the court to determine whether the
total of over 25 appointments made so far by President Buhari is not against
the spirit of section 14(3) of 1999 constitution as amended.

“Whether the exclusion of South East geo-political zone in
the 25 appointments made so far by the 1st defendant is unconstitutional and
divisive? “Whether there are no qualified and credible or corrupt free persons
from the entire South East zone?
“Whether the 2nd defendant has in the circumstance of this
case, discharged its statutory duties under paragraph 8(1), (a), (b) and (c) of
the Third Schedule to the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
(as amended)”.

The plaintiff prayed the court for an order compelling the
1st defendant (Buhari) to reverse the appointments so far made to observe and
comply with the principle of Federal Character as enshrined in the constitution
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

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