Olisa Agbakoba, a former President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has sued the Federal Government over alleged “lopsided appointments” at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
According to a statement signed on Monday by Niyi Odunmorayo, his media assistant, , Agbakoba made the allegation in a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
In the suit, he challenged the non-inclusion of the South east of the country in appointments to the NNPC Board.
He alleged that the appointment made by the Federal Government contravened the provisions of Section 14 of the Constitution, as well as the Federal Character Commission Act.
Agbakoba stated that it was also in contravention of the “provisions of Sections 42 of the Constitution of Nigeria that prohibits discrimination of any of Nigeria’s ethnic groups such as, in this case, the South East.”
He requested the court to declare the “lopsided appointments” of board members of the South East region unconstitutional, null and void.
No date has been fixed to hear the suit.