CUPP national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has filed a suit to challenge the continued stay in office of some aides of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The coalition’s national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, at a press briefing on Thursday said that a legal proceeding against the action has been filed and the officers will face prosecution for occupying such seats without a formal appointment by the President.

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“The CUPP launched the new legal offensive in a bid to protect the principles of our Nations constitutional governance, and we are seeking that the court should declare the offices vacant, their occupants as illegal and impostors and their acts, a desecration of the sanctity of constitutional governance.”

He explained that their continuous stay in office is illegal, until the President makes an official announcement.

“The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, is still in that office, Senator Ita Enang is still parading as Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly matters, Mr Abba Kyari is still parading as Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Femi Adesina is still appearing on TV programmes and signing press releases as Special Adviser to the President on Media, likewise Mr Garba Shehu,” he said.

“These among other officials of the Presidency are still illegally occupying their former offices without any lawful authority as the President has not made any announcement to the nation that he has appointed or reappointed officers into those positions.

“We therefore warn all the former Presidential aides of President Buhari, from the first term, to stay away from their former offices until and unless they are armed with fresh appointment letters or risk criminal prosecution, and trial for violation of the code of conduct bureau act.”