In a case involving accusations of biased public sector appointments, a lawyer from Abuja named Maxwell Opara has taken President Bola Tinubu to a Federal High Court in Abuja.

An irate attorney is suing the federal government’s health agencies, claiming that no one from the South East geopolitical zone was appointed to the positions of CEO and board chair.

Opara was named as a defendant alongside the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the Federal Character Commission (FCC) in the originating summons marked FHC/ABJ/CS/218/2024, which was filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The plaintiff’s main grievance is that the President’s recent selections on February 15, 2024, did not follow the Federal Character concept.

Opara argues that the President’s nominations blatantly disregarded the need for geographical and state equity by referencing the Federal Character Commission Act, Sections 4 and 5, as well as the Commission’s guidelines for the allocation of posts.

He asserted that, contrary to the rules and regulations, a thorough examination of the appointments revealed a bias towards individuals from the northern zones.

This is why the plaintiff is requesting that the court overturn the appointments and replace them with new ones that are more equitable and adhere according to the Federal Character Act’s principles.

Also, he is pleading with the court to ensure that the president follows and honors the rules laid down in the Federal Character Act’s sections 4 and 5.

The lawsuit has yet to get a hearing date.

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