Aides to Buhari

‘Illegal Stay’ in Office: Buhari Re-Appoints Boss Mustapha, Abba Kyari 24 Hours After CUPP Lawsuit

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Boss Mustapha as secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).

The president has also renewed the appointment of Abba Kyari, his chief of staff.

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, announced this in a statement on Friday.

Recall that just yesterday, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) instituted a legal action against President Buhari and some of his key appointees at the Federal High Court, Abuja over what it called the “continued illegal stay in office of Buhari’s aides.”

The suit, which was filed on its behalf by the Action Peoples Party (APP) and the coalition’s national spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, has the president, Abba Kyari, Boss Mustapha, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina as first to fifth defendants.

In the case marked FHC/ABJ/CS/762/2019 and dated July 2, the claimants are seeking an order of court declaring the continued stay in office by the second to fifth defendants without reappointment illegal, act of impersonation and desecration of sanctity of constitutional governance.

They also want the court to restrain the second to fifth defendants and any other special adviser or personal staff of the president from further parading themselves as appointees pending reappointments. CUPP equally urged the court to order the second to fifth defendants to vacate their offices with immediate effect while returning salaries and allowances received from May 29 till the day they vacate office into the Federation Account.

More to come…


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