The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, AFRICMIL, a civil society organisation, has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of 12 Tucano aircraft worth $496 million without the approval of the National Assembly. FEC okays 2019-2021 MTEF, pegs oil price at $60 per barrel
The funds were withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA). Bello lauds President Buhari’s achievements in power sector The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1179/2018 has the senate president, the senate, speaker of the house of representatives, and the house of representatives as defendants.
The plaintiffs are asking the court to determine: “Whether the fifth defendant (Buhari) has the power to or right to withdraw and spend the sum of $462,000,000.00 (Four hundred and sixty two million dollars only) or any other amount whatsoever from the public fund of the federation on the payment for or purchase of Super Tucano Aircraft or aircraft by whatever name called without the prior approval of the withdrawal of the amount and its spending by the 2nd and 4th defendants (National Assembly) in the light of the provisions of section 81, 82 and 83 of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.”