President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment + N96bn Fraud: Amaechi Not Qualified For Presidency -Law Firm

The Buhari-led FG has appointed Dr Peter Ogbobe as the substantive Director-General of the Projects Development Institute (PRODA) Enugu.

Ogbobe’s appointment is contained in a letter dated May 20, 2022 and signed by Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to the President, Mohammadu Buhari.

According to the statement, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, the appointment takes effect immediately and is a non-renewable 5-year tenure.

Until his appointment, Ogbobe was the Director, Information Communication Technology (ICT) at National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI).

He holds a PhD in Mechatronics Engineering, a Masters degree in Mechanics/production engineering and has 29 publications to his credit in both national and international journals.

Ogbobe is a member, Council for the regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) among, others.

Ogbobe has also received several awards and held various leadership positions in the past.
Source: DailyTrust

N96bn Fraud: Law Firm Seeks Amaechi’s Disqualification
Barely 48 hours before the Presidential Primary/ National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a law firm, Kayode Ajulo & Co. Castle of Law, has warned the party against electing the former Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Ameachi as its presidential candidate.

The firm gave the warning in a letter to the National Chairman of APC, Mr. Abdullahi Adamu, with the number KACCL/LET/IO/082/2022 3rd May, 2022 and was signed by Dr. Olukayode Ajulo.
The letter is titled: “Legal implications of Supreme Court ruling on Rotimi Amaechi as the APC presidential aspirant.”
It noted that going by the ruling of the apex court on Amaechi’s financial indictment by a probe panel set up by the Rivers State government, Amaechi is ineligible to contest for the party’s presidential ticket, citing Section 137 subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The firm expressed fear that should Amaechi become the President or Vice President in the 2023 general elections, the party “will be taking the risk of handing over power to the next candidate with the highest votes.”
“According to Section 137(i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended): Anyone that ‘has been indicted for embezzlement or fraud by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry or an Administrative Panel of Inquiry or a Tribunal set up under the Tribunals of Inquiry Act, or a Tribunals of Inquiry Law or any other law by Federal or State Government which indictment has been accepted by the Federal or State Government respectively…stands disqualified to be sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’”
It added, “Though Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has not yet been tried by a law court in respect of the accused fraud and embezzlement, the provision of Section 137(i) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) has already disqualified him.
Source: Sahara Reporters