Igbo sue Buhari over appointment of PENCOM DG

The South East has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, for failing to appoint a member from the zone as  replacement to Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, for the position of   director general of National Pension Commission (PENCOM).

The action of the zone is contained in a suit filed before the court marked FHC/ABJ/CS/371/17, where in it is contending that the replacement of the immediate past director general of PENCOM with another person outside the zone constitutes a breach of the oath of office of the President under Section 26 (1) of the 7th schedule to the 1999 Constitution.

The suit, which was filed by Giles C. Ugwunweze, the South-East Coalition for Justice and Equity (SECJE) and Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) is seeking an order of court  directing the President (1st defendant), to appoint a director general for the National Pension Commission from the South-East geo-political zone in accordance with Section 21 (2) of the Pension Reform Act, 2014.

Already, hearing in the suit has been adjourned to October 23, 2017 as the court presided by Justice John Tsoho did not sit yesterday.

The plaintiffs were represented in court by Stephen Oluebube, F.I Nwodo, S.N Ezeora and Anthony Ojeh who appeared as legal representatives.

The suit is further praying for an order setting aside the appointment of Aliyu Abdul Rahman Dikko  and Aisha Dahir-Umar by the President.


About Don Saint

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