Famous socio-social pioneers from southern and center belt Nigeria have sued the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for N50 billion over underestimation of the individuals of the area in the arrangements to security, semi security offices and “vital organizations” of government.
The 16 offended parties recorded the suit stamped, FHC/ABJ/CS/595/2020, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on June 8, 2020.
Among the offended parties are an Ijaw pioneer, Chief E. K Clarke, the Afenifere pioneer, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr John Nwodo, a pioneer of the Middle Belt individuals, Dr. Pogu Bitrus.
They likewise incorporate Dr Pogu Bitrus, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Alaowei Bozimo, Mrs Sarah Doketri, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Air Commodore Idongsit Nkanga, a previous 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, Buhari, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori and the Federal Character Commission are the litigants sued in the suit.
The suit was initiated in the interest of the respondents by 10 Senior Advocates of Nigeria containing Solomon Asemota, Tijani Ayanlaja, Chuks Muoma, Albert Akpomudje, Tayo Oyetibo, Pius Akubo, Mrs Nella Andem-Rabana, Mike Ozekhome, Akinpelu Onigbinde, and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.