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THROWBACK | Buhari Asks EXCOF to Declare Sick Yar’Adua Incapacitated

Former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP, in the 2007 Presidential election, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the only option to the present political logjam in the country was for the National Assembly to start impeachment processes against ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua.

Buhari spoke while addressing members of the National Unity Forum, NUF, who paid him a courtesy visit in Kaduna yesterday. He, however, said Yar’Adua could save himself from ridicule of impeachment by resigning from office honourably.

He said the Executive Council of the Federation, EXCOF, owed the nation a sacred duty by ensuring the ongoing confusion is resolved by declaring Yar’Adua incapacitated to pave the way for his removal from office through impeachment. According to him, the country should not have been in the present situation if the provisions of the 1999 Constitution were respected by the leadership of the country, maintaining that the constitution has specific provisions on how a sick president can be replaced.

Buhari said the refusal by the EXCOF to respect and apply the constitutional provisions had led to the present rudderless situation the country had found itself.

Source: Vanguard 


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