Activist Challenges CR Bond Law In Court

Okoi Obono-Obla
Okoi Obono-Obla
In an originating summons, pursuant to the order rule of the Cross River State High Court, Civil Procedures Rule, 2008, human rights activist, Okoi Obono-Obla, www.calitown.com can report, is suing the Cross River State Government, Attorney-General, CRS as well as the Speaker of the CRS House of Assembly, seeking to determine in the suit whether “the Government of Cross Rive State of Nigeria is entitled to spend the money or loan obtained by her from the floating of the Cross River State Bonds Development Law, Volume 4 of 2014 from any Bank or Financial Institution without appropriating such monies in the form of an Appropriation Law as contemplated by Section 162 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended)”.

Obono-Obla wants to also know, “whether the Cross River State Bonds Development Law (supra) is constitutional in view of the fact that it did not pass through the fundamental requirements that a Bill should have been subjected to”.

Additionally, the human rights activist seeks to make four claims against the defendants in the matter; a Declaration that the Cross River State Bonds Development Law, Volume 4 of 2014 is inconsistent to the provisions of Section 120 subsections 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and therefore illegal, wrongful, unconstitutional , null and void, an Order striking out the Cross River State Bonds Development Law, Volume 4 of 2014 for being at variance with provisions of Section 120 subsections 1, 2, 3 & 4 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), an order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st Defendant, their servants, agents and or privies from giving any legal effect whatsoever and or acting on the Cross River State Bonds Development Law (supra) and a final order of perpetual injunction restraining the 1st Defendant, their servants, agents and or privies from obtaining money or loan from any Bank or Financial Institution under the guise of the implementation or execution of the Cross River State Bonds Development Law (supra).

Hearing will be fixed in the days ahead.

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