Nigeria will never seize from having either political, economical, or socio-religious problems, amongst its citizenry.
The battle which President Muhammadu Buhari is about to face, is one emanating from the southern region of the country.
About sixteen elder statesmen and leaders of socio-cultural groups in the Southern region of Nigeria, on Monday, sued Buhari for fifty billion naira, (N50bn), over what they described as lopsided appointments in his administration.
This is not the first time Mr President has been criticized over his alleged skewed appointments and marginalization of the region.
However, disclosing this, iBrandTV listed Chief Edwin Clark, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Dr. John Nnia Nwodo, Dr Pogu Bittus, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Alaowei Bozimo, Mrs Sarah Doketri, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife and Air Commodore Idongsit Nkanga, as plaintiffs who sued Buhari over alleged marginalization of the Southern region.
They are praying the court to among other things, determine whether it was not “reckless and adverse to the interest of Nigeria”, for President Buhari to obtain a loan facility from the Islamic Development Bank, African Development Bank, the World Bank, China, Japan, and Germany amounting to $22.7 billion (USD), for infrastructural development, only to allocate the bulk of the fund to the Northern region.
They are seeking a declaration that the loan facility purportedly for infrastructural development wherein less than 1% of the amount is to be allocated to the South East Zone of Nigeria for specific infrastructural development, violates section 16 (1) (a) (b) and S16 (2) (a) (b) (c) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).