Lawyer sues President Buhari over Kogi ministerial slot

A lawyer, Daniel Makolo, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly failing to appoint a minister to represent Kogi in his cabinet.

Makolo said his suit, FHC\L\CS\44\2016 at the Federal High Court, Lokoja, on Thursday, was pursuant to Order 34 Rule (1) and Order 5 Rule (1) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2009.

He queried the absence of Kogi representative in the Federal Executive Council meeting since March.

He particularly faulted Buhari for failing to appoint a replacement for the late James Ocholi (SAN), former Minister of State for Labour and Employment from the state.

Ocholi, his wife and son, died in an auto crash on Abuja-Kaduna Road on March 6, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recollects.

Makolo, among others, urged the court to order that the failure of Buhari to appoint a qualified indigene of Kogi as a minister after Ocholi’s death was “wrongful, unlawful and unconstitutional.”