Lawyer Drags Buhari To Court Over AMCON Board

An activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has sued President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Nation reports that the Activist-lawyer, filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) board without seeking the opinion of the senate. Adegboruwa said that the August 19 appointments were all blatant violation of the relevant statute setting up the agency.

Adegboruwa referred to Section 10(1) (C) of the AMCON Act 2010 which provides that the board, consisting of three executive directors nominated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in consultation with the Minister of Finance, must be appointed subject to Senate confirmation.

He is however seeking a declaration that the President cannot appoint anyone as Executive Director of AMCON without complying with Section 10(1)C of the AMCON Act 2010.

The lawyer is however asking for an order “nullifying, annulling, voiding, cancelling and invalidating the appointment of the Executive Directors of AMCON by the President.”

He also wants to obtain an order of perpetual injunction restraining the persons purportedly appointed by the President from functioning or further parading themselves as AMCON’s Executive Directors.

This is not the first time Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa will file a suit against the president. About a month ago, the activist lawyer urged the federal high court in Lagos to force president Muhammadu Buhari to appoint his ministers or resign as president.

The lawyer prayed the court to determine whether or not by the virtue of section 147(1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution, the president is not obliged to appoint ministers upon his swearing in and oath of office since May 29.