CUPP Asks Court To Stop Buhari’s First Term Appointees From Office
The Coalition of the United Political Parties [CUPP] has commenced legal action against first term appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari over their continued stay in office.
CUPP’s national spokesperson, Mr. Imo Ugochinyere, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
According to Mr. Ugochinyere, the action was to project the principles of Nigeria’s constitutional governance as the affected aides have not been reappointed by the president.
CUPP prayed the court to declare the offices vacant, their “occupants illegal and impostors and a desecration of the sanctity of constitutional governance.”
He said: “The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is still in that office.
“Senator Ita Enang is still parading himself as Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate).
“Mr. Abba Kyari is still parading himself as the Chief of Staff to the President.
“Mr. Femi Adesina is still appearing on TV programmes as Special Adviser to the President on Media.
“Likewise Mr. Garba Shehu who is parading himself as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
“These, among other officials of the Presidency, are still illegally ccupying their former offices without any lawful authority, as the President has not made any announcement to the nation that he has appointed or reappointed officers into those positions.
“Section 151 (3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended clearly provides: Any appointment made pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be at the pleasure of the President and shall cease when the President cease to hold office.”
Ugochinyere also called on President Buhari to stop the occupants of those offices until they have new letters of appointment as that is the provision of the Constitution.
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