Jonathan, Others Sued Over Fuel Subsidy

Jonathan, Others Sued Over Fuel Subsidy

An Anambra State governorship candidate in the 2007 elections has sued President Goodluck Jonathan to an Abuja Federal High Court asking it to compel him to remove the subsidy being paid on fuel.

In the suit filed through his counsel M.A Ebute, Stanley Okeke is also seeking an order compelling Jonathan to refund to the Federation Account the monies earlier appropriated and or approved under the sub-head of fuel subsidy funds on the basis that it cannot be justified.

Apart from the President, Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala have been mentioned as defendants in the suit.

Okeke is asking the court to declare that the fuel subsidy currently being funded by the Federal Government is a waste of public funds and therefore, unlawful and illegal to sustain same.

He is equally seeking an order directing Okonjo-Iweala to stop further payment of fuel subsidy money predicated on the corrupt and unlawful fuel subsidy regime.

He similarly wants the court to determine whether the petroleum and finance ministers have not failed in their principal duty to Nigerians by not ensuring a corrupt free subsidy regime.

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