Umuahiaâ€”The AbiaÂ State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Ume Kalu, said in Umuahia that the empowerment ofÂ Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President has saved the nation the threat of disunity.
Kalu told newsmen that the federal lawmakersâ€™ action was in accordance with Sections 144 and 145 of the constitution.
â€œThe constitution is very clear as to what happens when the president is incapacitated as there is no lacuna in the law,â€ he said.
Kalu added that the action of the National Assembly came almost late as Nigerians expected it long ago.
He, however, exonerated the lawmakers from any blame â€œbecause this action ought to have been initiated by the Federal Executive Council.
â€œThe Federal Executive Council should have set up a committee comprising medical experts and Yarâ€™Aduaâ€™s personal physicians to examine his state of being and recommend what needed to be done to the National Assembly, for their necessary action.”