Bauchi – A group of lawyers in Bauchi State known as ‘Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience’ (BOBALAC), has disclosed plan to sue the outgoing governor of the state, Mohammed Abubakar, over alleged plan to award fresh contracts, reinstate dethroned district heads and conduct massive recruitment of new civil servants in the state few weeks to the expiration of his tenure.
Speaking during an interactive session with the governor-elect of the state, Bala Mohammed, at the weekend, one of the leaders of the group, Jibrin Sa’id, who made the disclosure, alleged that the planned action by the outgoing administration was meant to leave behind financial burden for the incoming government aimed at crippling it at its inception.
He said that the group would deploy 50 counsels to defend the governor-elect in the suit filed by the incumbent governor at tribunal challenging his victory.
Jibrin advised the governor-elect to appoint technocrats and serious politicians in his cabinet to enable him successfully implement his campaign manifestos opining that without good lieutenants, he could not accomplish his goals.
Responding, the governor-elect, Mohammed, thanked the indigenous lawyers for volunteering to defend his mandate at the tribunal, adding that he also hired five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) in addition to the 50 volunteers to be in his legal team.
Mohammed, who promised to run an all-inclusive leadership, expressed readiness to partner with civil society groups and resource persons in order to develop the state.
He decried youth’s restiveness, employment and thuggery in the state pledging that on assumption of office, he would come up with rehabilitation programs to train and engage them as sanitary inspectors and security guards.
The post Group To Sue Outgoing Gov Abubakar Over Massive Recruitment appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.