Abuja – The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Sen. Ita Enang, on Wednesday said President Goodluck Jonathan is constitutionally qualified to seek re-election in 2015.
Enang, (PDP-Akwa-Ibom, North East), made the remark in Abuja when he met with the Akwa Ibom State students in the Nigeria Law School (Abuja Campus).
According to him, Nigerians should continue to support Jonathan if he decides to go for re-election in 2015.
“Without being biased, God has ordained Goodluck Jonathan to be the President of the country at this time.
“Therefore, we need to give him all the support he desires and deserves until he seeks another term.
“I am praying that if Jonathan seeks a second term, we should all rise up and support him because it is his right to seek a second term.
“It is provided for in the constitution and when he seeks, we will encourage the party (PDP) to support him, he will win and then he will go ahead to win the national election,’’ he said.
Enang urged the law students to look beyond the traditional aspects of legal practice and venture into new areas such as legislative procedures and legislative drafting.
He urged them to keep themselves abreast of the level of performance of the various arms of government.
“Legal practice has gone beyond issues of land and contract.
“There are new frontiers such as legislative procedure and legislative drafting on the preparation of bills and motions in the legislature.
“Take special interest in the affairs of this country and don’t concentrate on the existing areas of practice.
“Explore new areas which will make you versatile and relevant,’’ Enang added.
The leader of the delegation, Mr Alphonsus Okon, commended Enang for sustaining the annual assistance and encouragement to aspiring lawyers of Akwa Ibom extraction.
Okon urged the other politicians to emulate Enang’s passion for service to the people judging by his performance in the National Assembly.
“We urge other Akwa Ibom lawmakers and politicians to emulate your (Enang’s) capacity to share with and serve the people from the depth of your heart.
“We are not happy that others have decided to cage the wealth of the nation in their private safes without any care for the people they are representing,’’ he said.(NAN)