The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has reported that a lawyer, Daniel Makolo, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari to court.
Barister Makolo filed his suit with reference FHC\L\CS\44\2016, at a Federal High Court in Lokoja, Kogi State.
The suit was pursuant to Order 34 Rule (1) and Order 5 Rule (1) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2009.
The lawyer has argued that President Buhari breached the constitution for failing to appoint a replacement for the late Minister of State for Labor and Employment, James Ocholi, who was from the state.
Recall that Ocholi and close relatives were [neutralized] in an autocrash along Abuja-Kaduna highway on March 6th, 2016.
Ocholi’s death meant Kogi State has no minister in Buhari’s cabinet.
Barrister Makolo prayed the court to order that Buhari’s failure to appoint an indigene of Kogi as a Minister after Ocholi’s death was “wrongful, unlawful and unconstitutional.”
Buhari’s failure “Has denied the people of Kogi state a representation at the statutory mandatory regular meetings held by the president with his vice and ministers.
“This is not an optional responsibility.
“It is mandatory and President has deliberately failed, neglected or refused to do the needful in respect of Kogi State and her people.”
The lawyer asked the court to issue an order compelling the president to appoint a minister representing the people of Kogi.
The Barrister pressed the court to declare every resolution reached at statutory meeting(s) held as void to the extent of its effect on the life and property of the people of Kogi.
He further asked the court to void the resolution reached at subsequent meeting to be held by the president and his cabinet without a representative of Kogi People.
He also asked for an order compelling the president to respect and apply Section 14 (3) of the Constitution in all his appointments.
Joined in the suit were the President of the Senate and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.