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New announcement: GoodLuck Jonathan cannot Act As President Of Nigeria

For those clamouring for the Vice President Jonathan Goodluck to become acting President, they will need to prevail on President Umaru Yar?Adua to write formally to the Senate that he is not available in the country.

Except the President writes to the upper federal legislature in accordance with the provision of section 145 of the Nigerian 1999 constitution, Goodluck can never be acting President, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora said on Saturday.

?For the Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan to act as President, what needs to be done is simply for the President to comply with the Section 145 of the Constitution.

?The President needs to transmit to the National Assembly that he is either going on vacation or for whatever reason.

?However, the provision is yet to be implemented, hence Goodluck can?t act as president.?

Mamora spoke to journalists in Lagos shortly after the Lagos caucus of the Action Congress in the National Assembly donated a bus to the party?s secretariat.

Asked whether Mamora?s stand represents the position of the Senate, the spokesman for the upper chamber, Senator Ayogu Eze told one of our correspondents on phone, ?We will follow the provision of the constitution.?

Eze refused to speak further, directing our correspondent to ?go and read the constitution.?

Meanwhile, VP Goodluck had reportedly refused to sign the 2010 Supplementary Budget passed by the National Assembly early last week because he would not want to create a constitutional crisis by signing the document which he said was exclusive preserve of the president.

The VP was said to have insisted that he had no power to sign the budget because he was not an acting President.

Mamora who is the Deputy Minority Senate Leader said in clear terms that the inability to empower Goodluck as the acting president was hampering the business of governance in the country.

According to Mamora who is representing Lagos East District at the Senate, the president?s prolonged absence in the country constitutes a moral burden even where the constitution does not prescribe how long the President can stay out of the country.

Mamora said, ?Even though the Constitution did not stipulate a time limit, but of course, morality dictates that in the interest of peace, progress and good governance, Mr. President ought to have complied with the provision of Section 145, which is to transmit to the National Assembly a letter conveying his mission.

?It is at that point now that the VP can now move in in acting capacity as President.?

The senator said that what would expose the whole problem would be when the budget is passed by the National Assembly awaiting the President?s assent.

He said by that time, it would become obvious that there was a problem.

President Yar?Adua left the country on November 23, 2009 on a medical trip to Saudi Arabia.

The presidency later announced that his doctors at the King Faisal Hospital in Jeddah named the president?s ailment as acute pericarditis which means swelling of the membrane covering the heart.

The president?s absence since 20 days ago has continued to generate controversy both within and outside the country with many individuals and groups calling for his resignation even as others asked that his VP should be empowered to act on his behalf.

The Nigerian Bar Association, for instance, had called for the resignation of Yar?Adua whom the lawyers group said should abdicate power in order to pay attention to his failing health.

But the ruling Peoples Democratic Party said the issue of the president?s health was being overblown and asked for prayers for him.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Vincent Ogbulafor on Friday in Abuja said, ?Let me use this medium to condemn in strong terms the negative utterances of some Nigerians over the health of our dear president.

?As a human being, it is not unusual for the President to be sick. The President?s competence and ability to run the affairs of this nation is not in doubt. The PDP maintains that Mallam Yar?Adua, GCFR, still remains our president.

?The good news is that our amiable President will return home soon. I therefore urge our detractors to stop playing God; rather, we should always pray for the quick recovery of the sick.?

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Re: New announcement: GoodLuck Jonathan cannot Act As President Of Nigeria
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 09:57:11 PM »
What is the point of making him VP, if he can't act as president.

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Re: New announcement: GoodLuck Jonathan cannot Act As President Of Nigeria
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 10:07:35 PM »
he is just a figure head VP
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Re: New announcement: GoodLuck Jonathan cannot Act As President Of Nigeria
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 11:00:54 PM »
it's dis-heartening, cowardice and wicked to hear people praise-singing the president to hold on to power when it is abundantly clear that he can't effectively discharge his functions.  if he's afraid, he can at least make VP acting president, but the hallmark of statesmanship is putting the people's interest ahead of personal satisfaction.  he can't continue to play politics with the fate of 150 million people.  we must learn to accept what we cannot change

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