Bye Bye To Amaechi, Lai, As Buhari’s 43-Man Ministerial Inauguration Gets Blocked, May No Longer Hold

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will on Monday, deliver its ruling in a suit seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 Ministerial nominees, over the exclusion of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, indigene from his cabinet list.
The Applicant, Musa Baba-Panya, who is also the Counsel in the case, had on Thursday, approached the court with an exparte motion, asking the court to stop the President from going ahead with the inauguration.
In suit number: CS/876/19, Baba-panya, who is also an indigene of Karu, in the FCT, said that the President’s action is contrary to a Court of Appeal judgment delivered in 2018.
President Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, are the Respondents in the case.

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The President would be inaugurating the 43 Ministers-Designate earlier confirmed by the Senate, on August 21.

Baba-Panya, who argued that the Appeal Court’s ruling was a compelling order, said that 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 August 19, for ruling.

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