NDDC: Group Drags Buhari To Court Over Appointment Of Interim Administrator

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A Niger Delta group has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to the Federal High Court, Abuja over the appointment of Effiong Okon Akwa as the new interim administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The suit filed by the Patriotic Youths Organisation of Nigeria (PYON), also wants the court to declare Akwa’s appointment as a nullity for allegedly violating sections 2, 3, 4, and 12 of the NDDC (Establishment) Act.

Others joined in the suit asides the president are; the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice; the Senate, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and Akwa.

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The plaintiff wants the court to declare that by a holistic consideration of all sections of NDDC (Establishment) Act, Akwa’s appointment as sole Interim Administrator or any other appellation ascribed to his appointment is in clear violation of the NDDC (Establishment) Act specifically Sections 2, 3, 4, and 12 of the Act.

It equally wants the court to declare that by the provision of sections 2, 3, 4 and 12 of NDDC (Establishment) Act, the appointment of Akwa as a sole interim Administrator of the agency is illegal, void and null and of no effect.

The case is yet to be assigned to any judge for hearing.

Ijaw News had earlier reported that President Buhari recently sacked the Prof. Daniel Pondei led-Interim Management (IMC) and appointed Akwa as the commission’s interim administrator.


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