Lawyer Sues Buhari, Senators Over Appointment Of New FCT Judges

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An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Oladimeji Felix Ekengba, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate, and others before a Federal High Court, Abuja over the alleged breach of Section 256(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the appointment of judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

Ekengba is contending that President Muhammadu Buhari breached the constitution when on July 7, 2020, he forwarded the names of 11 persons recommended for appointment as judges of the FCT High Court to the Senate for confirmation.

The list forwarded to the Senate includes Abubakar Useni Musa, Edward Okpe, B. Abubakar, M. Francis, Jude Nwabueze, Josephine Enobi, Christopher Opeyemi, Mohammed Idris, Hassan Maryam Aliyu, Fashola Akeem Adebowale and Hamza Muazu.

 

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