Pres. Buhari’s inauguration of 43 ministerial nominees faces threat

The Federal High Court Abuja will, on Monday, convey its decision in a
suit, trying to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees pover the rejection of a FCT indigene from his bureau list.

The candidate, Mr Musa Baba-panya, who is likewise the counsel for the situation, had, on Thursday, moved toward the court with an exparte movement, requesting that the court stop the President from proceeding with the inauguration.
Pres. Buhari’s inauguration of 43 ministerial nominees faces threat

In suit number: number: CS/876/19, Baba-panya, who is also an indigene of Karu in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said the President’s action was contrary to an Appeal Court judgment delivered in 2018.

President Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) are the respondents in the case, NAN reports.

The president would be inaugurating the 43 ministers-designate earlier confirmed by the Senate on Aug. 21.

Baba-panya, who argued that the Appeal Court’s ruling was a compelling order, said it was served on the president through the Attorney General of the Federation.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who ordered that the suit should commence during the vacation period of the court, adjourned the matter till Aug. 19 for ruling.
Meanwhile, Buhari has issued warning to his new ministers.


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