Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa branch, Osun State, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to the Federal High Court, Abuja, challenging the refusal of the president to release certified copies of the 1914 amalgamation treaty and the 2014 confab report to him.
Ajibola in a letter dated September 22nd, 2021, citing provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2011, requested the President to release the said documents to him within seven days.
The human right lawyer filed the suit, demanding the court to issue an order of mandamus compelling the president to make available certified true copies of Nigeria Amalgamation Treaty of 1914 and Nigerian 2014 Confab report.
Ajibola in the Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1425/21 requested the court to compel President Buhari to explain why the federal government will not convene a National Conference where Nigerians will be given free opportunity to discuss issues relating to the unity of one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign country.
The NBA state chairman in Osun argued that based on the present circumstances where there are breakdowns in the nation’s governance with insecurity, nepotism, terrorism and unemployment, among others, the court should decide if Nigerian people can still continue to live in unity and harmony as one country and on what terms and conditions.
Ajibola urged the court to compel President Buhari to convene a National Conference where Nigerians will have free and fair opportunity to discuss and resolve issues relating to rotational presidency and other acts of governance.
He raised the issue of the Igbo nation where he alluded that there is a calculated plan to treat them as outcast over the nation’s presidency.
No date has been fixed for the suit filed on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021