Enugu APC to petition Buhari, Saraki over alleged lopsided appointments

Enugu APC to petition Buhari, Saraki over alleged lopsided appointments

- The Enugu state chapter of the APC says most of the appointments from the state go to persons from one local government

- The party states that the foreign affairs minister, Geofrey Onyeama, is from Eke in Udi local government area

- It says that another individual from Egede in Udi local government area, Joseph Ilo, was appointed as a resident electoral commissioner (REC)

The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded plans to petition President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged lopsided appointments by the federal government.

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The party complained that most of the appointments from the state went to persons from one local government, Udi, the Nation reports.

When highlighting some of such appointments, it said the foreign affairs minister, Geofrey Onyeama, was from Eke in Udi local government area.

According to the party, another appointment was given to Loretta Aniagolu, a cousin to the minister from Eke, into the board of federal road maintenance Agency (FERMA) and also one Uzo from Obinagu, also from Udi.

It stated that another individual from Egede in Udi local government area, Joseph Ilo, was appointed as a resident electoral commissioner (REC).

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The party said the above appointments were in addition to earlier appointments of Mrs Juliet Ibekaku from Egede in Udi local government area as the senior special assistant (SSA) to the president on justice reforms and Osita Okechukwu, from Eke in the same local government area as the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON).

It stated that it would also notify Senate president Bukola Saraki on the appointments to ensure that those who suffered for the party get their rewards.

The state chairman of the party, Ben Nwoye, accused those making the recommendations for the appointments of lacking the interest of the president at heart.

Meanwhile, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), the ex-president of the Nigerian Bar Association has filed a case against the federal government of Nigeria over the appointments to the board of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Agbakoba in his suit, alleged the non-inclusion of people from southeast region in the appointment to the board of the NNPC.

He prayed that the Federal High Court declared NNPC board appointment as unconstitutional.

A date for the hearing of the suit has not yet been fixed.

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Source: Naija.ng

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