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Prominent socio-cultural leaders from southern and middle-belt Nigeria reportedly sued the President, Muhammadu Buhari, for N50 billion on the marginalization of the people of the region regarding numerous appointments to security, quasi-security agencies and “strategic agencies” of government.
The sixteen (16) plaintiffs established the suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja on June 8, 2020, with reference number FHC/ABJ/CS/595/2020.
Among the many plaintiffs are an Ijaw leader, Chief E. K Clarke, President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. John Nwodo, the Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, and Dr. Pogu Bitrus, leader of the Middle Belt people.
Additionally, they include Dr. Pogu Bitrus, 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 remaining are Dr. Charles Nwakeaku. Alhaji Tijani Babatunde, Mrs. Rose Obuoforibo, and Mr. Adakole Ijogi.
The defendants named are the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari, Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and Mohammed Sani-Omolori, who is the Clerk of the National Assembly, and the Federal Character Commission.
The suit, Scannes24 gathered was established on behalf of the defendants by ten (10) Senior Advocates of Nigeria including Solomon Asemota, Tijani Ayanlaja, Chuks Muoma, Albert Akpomudje, Tayo Oyetibo, Akinpelu Onigbinde, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Pius Akubo, Mrs. Nella Andem-Rabana, and Mike Ozekhome,SOURCE: Scannews24.com