By Peter Duru
MAKURDI â€” Elder statesman and Chairman, Peoplesâ€™ Democratic Party, PDP, Caretaker Committee in Plateau State, Chief Abu King Shuluwa, has berated the National Assembly for failing to address the lingering political logjam that has trailed the prolonged absence of President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua from the country.
Shuluwa wondered why both arms of the National Assembly have failed to invoke the necessary provisions of the Constitu-tion to address the impasse which the failing health of the President has caused on the nationâ€™s polity.
Speaking to newsmen in Makurdi, the PDP stalwart urged members of the National Assembly, whom he described as legitimate representatives of the people of Nigeria, to quickly address the imbroglio that has heated the polity in the last few weeks.
â€œI cannot understand why the National Assembly has failed to act fast on this matter because it is within their purview to address the lingering imbroglio in view of the fact that they are the true representatives of the people of this country.
â€˜â€™I would suggest that the earlier they act to put things in their right perspectives, the better,â€ he said.
He commented on the provisions of Section 145 requesting the President to intimate the National Assembly through a letter of his sojourn outside the country to enable his vice assume his position in acting capacity.
Shuluwa argued that there was a lacuna to the effect that the Constitution did not take cognizance of a situation where the President cannot write due to failing health.