Festus Keyamo, the former minister of state for labor and employment, has denied taking legal action against President Bola Tinubu’s administration over the selection of Service Chiefs.
Keyamo called the individuals making the accusation on social media troublemakers.
Keyamo was charged with suing Tinubu for appointing Service Chiefs without the National Assembly’s consent.
Keyamo clarified that his tweet on the subject was misinterpreted, adding that he just thanked the Federal Government for abiding by a previous order he issued.
Tweeting, Keyamo said he instituted the legal action during the administration of late President Musa Yar’Adua’s administration.
According to Keyamo: “Some mischief makers are circulating fake news on Social Media that I have dragged the Tinubu-led Federal Government to court over the appointment of Service Chiefs without the approval of the National Assembly.
“This is such a dumb misrepresentation of what I tweeted a few days ago.
“My tweet was rather to praise and commend the Federal Government for complying with the judgment in the case I instituted during the Yar’Adua administration and won during the Goodluck Jonathan administration to the effect that Service Chiefs’ appointment must also get the approval of the National Assembly.
“I noted the compliance with that judgment when the Press Release was made last week on the appointments.
“It was the Yar’Adua administration I took to court after I wrote several letters to the Attorney-General at that time and the National Assembly, drawing their attention to the anomaly and I was ignored. I hope the mischief makers can now rest on this issue.”