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Falae asks Senate to press Yar’Adua for letter

By Kingsley Omonobi & Charles Kumolu

ABUJA—A former Secretary to the Federal Government and chieftain of the Mega Summit Movement, MSM, Chief Olu Falae, yesterday, cautioned the Senate over its decision in making Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan

Acting President, warning that the Senate still has to do more.

In a statement signed by Mr. Obafemi Olubori, MSM’s Media Assistant, Falae said there was need for the National Assembly to ensure that President Umaru Yar’Adua transmits a formal letter to the Senate in spite of Tuesday’s  resolution.

“My appeal to the National Assembly is that despite the latest resolution to recognise Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President, they should insist on President Umaru Yar’Adua transmitting a formal letter to the Senate for sake of precedence,” Falae said.

Relatedly, President, Ijaw Monitoring Group, IMG, Mr.  Joseph Evah, said: ”We want the letter to be taken to Saudi Arabia to be signed. You know he spoke to BBC and on that ground we were made to believe that he is sound. Then, let him sign the letter empowering Jonathan. The law has not been properly followed. The cabal can look for loopholes and go to court to challenge the ruling. So, that would only cause more confusion.

“The senators can send those who claimed to have gone to Saudi on the budget issue to collect a letter from the president. If the president cannot sign the letter that means he is incapable of performing as president.”


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