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Politics of Wednesday, 25 October 2023


Tinubu dragged to court over appointment of 5 ministers from South-East

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

On Wednesday, October 25, the president general of the Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, threatened to sue President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's led federal government for appointing just five ministers from the South-East region.

As reported by Channels TV, the Ohaneze stated that Tinubu's government failed to be fair to the South-East by giving them more ministerial appointments like other zones of the country in the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Iwuanyanwu issued this fresh threat at a press conference in Owerri, the Imo capital on Wednesday.

The Ohanaeze leader described the action as unfair and contravenes the principles of federal character, Vanguard report added.

“It is unfair for the President to give the southeast only five slots for ministerial appointments while other zones boast of 10 ministers,” he said.

Earlier, reported that Ohanaeze Ndigbo urged Nigerians to desist from heightening tensions and overheating the polity as they await the outcome of the Supreme Court on the ongoing Chicago State University certificate saga involving President Bola Tinubu.

Ohanaeze Secretary General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, made this known in a statement on Wednesday, October 11.

Isiguzoro appealed to Nigerians to remain calm and wait for the verdict of the Supreme Court.