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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday said former President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Federal Character Commission (FCC) Chairman Muheeba Dankaka and Chief Bello Tukur from the Northern Region was “illegal”.

In his judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo ruled that the former president did not comply with the provisions of the law in appointing the two men.

“Accordingly, I find that the first defendant has not complied with the provisions of section 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and section 4(1)(a) of the FCC Establishment (FCCE) Act. , 2004, and in Article 4 of the Guiding Principles and Formula for the Allocation of All Cadre Posts of 1997, made under Section 4(1)(a) of the FCCE Act, 2004. compliant,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that human rights activist Festus Onifade has sued the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Attorney General of the Federation in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/709/2021. (AGF), FCC, Dankaka, and Tukur are his first through fifth defendants, respectively.

In the first subpoena, dated July 19, 2021, attorneys asked for interpretation on two questions.

These include: “Articles 7 and 8 (1) and (2) (a), (b) and (c) of Part 1 (as amended) and Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution. “Whether or not it is based on combination regulations (after amendment)” is included. 1) Subsidy to the Federal Character Commission (Establishment) Act 1995 (Guiding Principles and Formulas for the Allocation of All Executive Posts) Act 1997.

He therefore declares that the President (first defendant) is obliged to observe and comply with the provisions of Articles 7 and 8 of the Third Schedule (1), (2) (a) (b) (c). I asked for Article 1 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) provides for the appointment of persons to the offices of Chairman and Secretary of the FCC.

He also sought an order directing the President to immediately dissolve and reconstitute the FCC Board in accordance with the law.

Mr. Onifade similarly sought an order directing the President to immediately appoint another person to the position in accordance with, inter alia, the provisions of the Constitution and the Acts of Parliament.

According to NAN, Dankaka is from Kwara while Tukur is from Taraba.

Buhari appointed Dankaka as chairman on April 28, 2020 for a five-year term, and he was confirmed by the Senate on June 2, 2020.

The former president also approved the appointment of Mr. Tukur as FCC Commissioner on April 14, 2017, and he was reappointed for a four-year term on March 12, 2021.


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