Ekiti LG chairmen drag Malami, 36 governors to court over $1bn fund for insurgency

Sixteen Local Government Chairmen in Ekiti State have sued the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and Governors of the 36 states over the approval of the sum of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account of the Federation for the fight against insurgency.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1264/17, the council chairmen asked the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to declare the approval of the sum of $1 billion by the 36 state governors as unlawful and therefore, null and void. The suit which was filed on Tuesday at the registry of the court by counsel to the plaintiffs, Ola Olanikpekun (SAN) also listed the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission as a defendant.

The Chairmen are demanding an “order of injunction restraining the Federal government and the 36 states governors, their agents, servants, privies, representatives in interest, howsoever called and by whatsoever name designated, from giving effect to the appropriation and/ or approval of appropriation of the sum of $1 billion or any other sum whatsoever, from the Excess Crude Account of the Federation.”

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