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Keyamo drags Tinubu, FG to court over service chiefs’ appointments
Mr Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and chief spokesman of the Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council for Nigeria’s 2023 general election, has challenged in court the president’s decision to appoint service chiefs without the approval of National Assembly.
Keyamo, who made this known on his official Twitter handle, stressed that he was looking forward to seeing the compliance of Tinubu and the Federal Government with respect to the expected court decision in the case marked: KEYAMO V PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA & another.
According to the former Minister of State for Labour, the President lacks the statutory power to appoint service chiefs without first of all seeking the approval of the National Assembly, hence, he must prove the application of rule law in making his appointment.
Keyamo added that it was a bizarre to him how the President succeeded in his appointment of service chiefs without seeking consultation and approval from the NASS and won.
He further said that the present administration was copying the era of former President Goodluck Jonathan in processing key national positions.
The former minister expressed confidence that Tinubu and the Federal Government, the co-defendant, would lose the case because, according to him, “one cannot create a bound to change the law and the system.”