HURIWA Slaps Charges On President Buhari For Violating Federal Character Principle


By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Charges have been slapped on President Muhmmadu Buhari by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, consequent to the president’s alleged violation of the Federal Character Principle as contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/534/2020, was filed against President Buhari at an Abuja Federal High Court, according to a statement by HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf.

HURIWA is accusing the president of violating the Federal Character principles in the constitution of the Board of Nigeria Police Trust Fund, and is seeking relief in the form of: “Principally, a nullification of the Act or the sections inconsistent with the Constitution or alternatively, a nullification of the purported appointment of the Trustees of the Board by the President for being in breach of the federal character principle.

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