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Right Activist Maxwell Opara Drags President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to Court

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An Abuja based legal practitioner, Maxwell Opara Esq., has filed a lawsuit against the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over allegations of lopsided appointments of Chief Executive Officers and Board Chairpersons in agencies under the Federal Ministry of Health without appointing anyone from South East.

 

In the originating summons filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Mr. Opara sued the President, Attorney General of the Federation and the Federal Character Commission for failing to adhere to the federal character principle in the recent appointments made on February 15th, 2024.

Citing Sections 4 and 5 of the Federal Character Commission Act and the commission’s guideline for distribution of posts, Mr. Opara contends that the appointments clearly violated the requirements for equitable representation of states and geopolitical zones.

According to him, an analysis of the appointees shows a predominance of persons from the northern zones, contrary to the provisions of the law and regulations.

The plaintiff is therefore asking the court to nullify the appointments and order fresh ones that reflect fairness and comply fully with the principle of federal character.

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