A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has dragged the Federal Government to court over what he described as lopsided appointments in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
A statement in Lagos from Olisa Agbakoba Legal Chamber disclosed that Agbakoba had filed the suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
He challenged the federal government’s decision of not including somebody from the South East of the country on the Board of the NNPC.
Agbakoba in the suit added that the decision contravened the provisions of Section 14 of the Constitution, as well as the Federal Character Commission Act 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 prayed the court to declare the appointment without the inclusion of the South East region as “unconstitutional, null and void.”