Asking Buhari to resign is unconstitutional – Lawyer

Posted on Feb 22 2017 - 7:46pm by admin

An Abuja based totally lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, says it’s unconstitutional for some folks to be inquiring for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari departs on a 3-day official visit to Kenya
President Muhammadu Buhari departs on a 3-day reliable seek advice from to Kenya

according to Ajulo, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is just not under any duty to put in writing or supply explanations to the general public regarding the aim of his absence.

Ajulo, on Wednesday in Abuja, said that section 145 of the 1999 structure as amended mentioned that the president will have to present written statement of his lack of ability to discharge the features of his administrative center to the nationwide assembly.

according to him, such a assertion is to vest such functions and capacity of his office to the vice chairman.

Ajulo defined that the assertion was valid except Buhari offered some other assertion on the contrary.

The legal professional stated that the vp had been vested with the entire powers of the place of work of the president.

He defined that by virtue of the statement, the vp, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo was once proper in finishing up the tasks of the administrative center of the president.

He mentioned, “Buhari has submitted his written declaration to the president of the Senate and the Speaker of the house of Representatives to the impact of his absence.”

Ajulo stated the feedback by way of certain individuals to the effect that the president will have to leave place of job or supply explanations concerning his well being standing used to be of no significance and will not be backed via statute.

according to him, the one people empowered to ask the president to vacate his place of business by using advantage of part one hundred forty four of the structure is the 2-1/3 majority of the Federal executive Council.

This, he stated, may be finished through the council by declaring the inability of the president to carry out his capabilities.

Ajulo explained that in keeping with this majority vote, the Senate President and Speaker of the home of Representatives would set up a medical committee to seem into the health status of the president and ship its file.

He stated, “except that is finished, nobody has the fitting to inquire into the well being standing of the president or demand that he will have to step down due to his well being.

“it is, therefore, ludicrous that certain persons are inquiring for the resignation of Mr President when the provisions of section one hundred forty four of the structure is yet to be evoked or complied with.”


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