Falana Drags Aondoaaka to Court Over Yar'Adua

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Lagos — President of the West African Bar Association (WABA) and human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has dragged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Michael Aondoaaka, before an Abuja Federal High Court, over the failure of President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua to properly hand over before traveling out for medical check-up.

In the suit, the lawyer is seeking, among others, the determination of the court on whether the refusal or failure of the President to transmit a written declaration to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives before proceeding on medical vacation on or before November 23, 2009 is not a violation of Section 145 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

Falana also wants the court to decide whether Vice President, Goodluck Jonathan can discharge any of the functions of the President when a written declaration has not been transmitted to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by President Umaru Musa Yar'adua pursuant to Section 145 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

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He also wants the court to determine whether the weekly meetings of the Federal Executive Council held since November 23, 2009 and the decisions taken there are not illegal and unconstitutional by virtue of Section 148 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.

Falana, averred that the Federal Government is already going through a constitutional crisis of monumental dimension, noting that the absence of the President has had adverse effect on the judiciary. "With a few days to the end of 2009, the Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2009 has not been signed into law due to the fact that the President is on medical vacation.

The vacuum being experienced in the Presidency was never contemplated by the Constitution. Hence a Vice President was elected with the President on the joint ticket on the same Political Party i.e Peoples Democratic Party. As far as the Constitution is concerned the Vice President is required to be the Acting President whenever the President is on vacation or otherwise unable to discharge the functions of his office," he stated .

According to Falana, the determination of the suit becomes expedient "in order to save the country from constitutional crisis that may derail the entire democratic process".

He therefore urged the court to make an Order compelling the President to transmit a written declaration to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, saying "Unless this is done, without any

further delay the entire democratic process may be derailed by anti-democratic forces.."

Source: This Day



jussie at 03:27 PM, 18/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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teeco, are you a politician? why is it all concerning the health of the Nigerian presdent is coming from you? however, you expendable! tell me how that ends.
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jussie at 03:31 PM, 18/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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Am rephrasing the question: why is it all that stories concerining the health of the Nigerian president is coming from you?
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teeco at 06:47 PM, 18/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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Na my brother na

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blings_is_back at 10:50 PM, 18/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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ok
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teeco at 11:39 AM, 21/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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yes

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forwarrior at 11:54 AM, 21/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: jussie on 03:31 PM, 18/12/2009
Am rephrasing the question: why is it all that stories concerining the health of the Nigerian president is coming from you?
He wants the death! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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cyril4christ at 01:19 PM, 21/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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so what next?
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blings_is_back at 02:22 PM, 21/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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ask teeco
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teeco at 02:50 PM, 21/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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what

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waco at 03:32 PM, 21/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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where the guy dey na sef? Nija the only country without a president for three wks.

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teeco at 05:11 PM, 21/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: waco on 03:32 PM, 21/12/2009
where the guy dey na sef? Nija the only country without a president for three wks.

Na correct Record be that Ooo

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waco at 07:35 PM, 21/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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Imagine o! ana ekwu ozo, ozo ana eme!

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teeco at 10:34 AM, 22/12/2009 (8 years ago)
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Speak English my Friend

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ngfineface at 03:51 PM, 2/09/2015 (3 years ago)
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And in all, he died. May his soul continue to RIP
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