Concerned Nigerians Drag Buhari to Court, Want NIA DG Sacked

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Muhammadu Buhari

Controversies have continued to trail the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA as Deji Adeyanju, acting for Concerned Nigerians, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar and Attorney General of the Federation to court seeking for an order among others to remove the NIA DG.

In a suit filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja registered as FHC/ABJ/CS/56/2018 dated January 19, 2018 through originating summons brought under Order 3 Rule 6 and 7 of the federal High Court Civil procedure rules seeks the defendants to appear in court to defend their actions.

The process raised two questions for determination which are: “Whether by the provisions  of section 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (as amended) the !st Defendant (President Buhari) can appoint  the 2nd Defendant who is from Katsina State as Director-General  of the National Intelligence Agency when the Director General, State Security Services, Lawal Musa  Daura is also from Katsina State.

“Whether  by the provision of section 2(3) of the National Security  Agencies Act, the second Defendant (Abubakar) is a fit and proper person to be appointed as Director General of the National Intelligence Agency”.

Adeyanju further prayed for two declarative reliefs and two orders from the court. He sought for “A declaration  that by the provisions of section 14(3) of the 1999 Constitution  of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), the 1st Defendant (Buhari) cannot appoint the second Defendant (Abubakar) who is from Katsina State, as Director General of the National Intelligence Agency when the Director General of the State Security Services, Lawal Musa Daura is also from Katsina State.

“A declaration that by the provisions of section 2(3) of the National Security Agencies  Act, the 2nd Defendant is not a fit and proper person  to be appointed as Director General of the National Intelligence agency”.

Adeyanju prayed for an order of court to remove Abubakar as the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency in addition to an order for a perpetual injuction restraining Buhari whether by himself, his office, agents, servants or privies or otherwise  howsoever from further appointing  Abubakar as the Director Geberal of the NIA and further such orders as the court may deem fit in the circumstance.

There had been disenchantment over the appointment of Abubakar who some alleged did not pass some promotional examinations and therefore was not a proper and fit person to hold such an exalted office.

Others also kicked against the appointment, decrying it as clannishness pushed too far.

However, no date has been fixed for the hearing on the suit.

  • josvinco

    George Orwell must be laughing in his grave about Nigeria and a man who pride himself as man of integrity and who pretend to be nationalistic but inwardly a sectionalist and a doyen of bigotry.

  • Okwuchukwu David

    Good for your tribe Mr.man I think the yorubas and the middle belt deserves what they are getting now, God forgive me for those innocent lives that has been wasted but sometimes God gives the people what day deserves for their crooked heart. If Buhari like let him build second Niger bridge, ties all the roads in the south east come 2019 he will still not get our votes we know him and we know he cannot change.

    • yinka

      Buhari do not need Igbo votes to win 2019. He only got 198,000 in 2015.

      • pusky

        Unrepentant moron is what you are!

        When actually they are regretting and dying in silence, physically and spiritually they are dirty indeed!

        Stupid tribe!

  • Jason Peters

    Even a domesticated dog could do a better job of running Nigeria. Buhari is just daft, a sh1th0le !

  • AriseNigeria

    Based on Buhari’s Reckless Governance, I think, He should be made the life President of Arewa and Oduduwa Republic. Buhari is their Best President Ever recorded in their history. Where killer herdsmen are protected, while IPOB democratic advocates are labelled terrorist, only in Buhari ERA.

  • AriseNigeria

    The tragedy of “African Strong Man Mentality” led us to this colossal man made disaster. Buhari was the best and worst thing to happen to this country. The Best thing, refers to those Yorubas who felt marginalization of Igbos by Buhari will take them to paradise, and the worst thing is that innocent lives has been wasted becuase an unapologetic Islamist was giving power on a platter of gold.

  • ademolaadebayo

    It is too late guys. Buhari is clearing the way for ensuring that any security challenge to his perpetual presidency is put out of the way. Those Yorubas who voted for him in 2015 have themselves to blame. I doubt if he has finished yet. There are more to come, watch this space.

    • yinka

      Obviously , you are using a Yoruba name but you not one. Those Yoruba could not in their right mind voted for clueless and corrupt GEJ 2015. Do you really think Yoruba that voted in masses and made GEJ president in 2011 should have voted for GEJ in 2015 after bankrupting the country? You must be crazy.

      • ademolaadebayo

        So Yinka can you tell this forum what Buhari has done for you since 2015? It might be worth mentioning that it will be better for your answer not to include personal attacks.

  • James Gunn

    Buhari is Nigeria ‘s natural disaster.

  • austin

    When Buhari started by appointing his kith and kin, the support argued that he was appointing those he is comfortable with. This comfort is certainly not comfortable anymore.
    If this protest had started then, he could not have pushed the envelop this far.

  • daniel

    Like attracts like; incompetent attracts incompetents. A govt of incompetents led by an incompetent without even a school cert.

    • James Gunn

      Apt. No need to add more.