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N/Assembly’s resolution on Jonathan in order, says Adonu

By Ola AJAYI, Ibadan
COUNSEL to the 28 convicted soldiers, Mr. Peters Adonu has said that the resolution of the National Assembly which empowered Goodluck Jonathan as acting President should not be taken as a subversion of the constitution.

He said this in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen on the state of the nation and the landmark decision of the legislative arm.

He added that he did not foresee that the declaration would cause any constitutional crisis because it was taken in good faith and to save the country from chaos.

However, he disagreed with the claim of the lawmakers that the interview granted the ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua was taken as a written declaration that Section 145 of the 1999 constitution requires.

He argued that the written declaration required by the constitution must be addressed to the National Assembly.
tional political crisis with the constitutional empowerment of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as acting President, is a welcome historical development in the political history of Nigeria”.

He said, “It is a clear signal of a positive swing of the political pendulum away from the madness of a group of people forcing on the nation leadership by ethnic and tribal consideration to that of the wish of the people in line with the dictates of the constitution”.

For obvious reason, he said the national political situation would never be the same again. “The future  will no doubt be full of challenges primarily pointing to the fact that leadership can come from any part of the country, he stated.


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