Breaking News : Yar'Adua Asks Kogi Governor To Go
Posted by admin on 2008/2/6 18:42:24 (1249 reads)
President Umaru Yar'adua has asked the Kogi state governor, to vacate office immediately and handover to the speaker of the state assembly.A statement issued today by Olusegun Adeniyi, the president's special adviser on communications, said the president acted in accordance with Section 191 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.The statement said the president has directed all relevant authorities to facilitate the immediate swearing-in of the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly as acting Governor of the State.''As indicated by Section 191, Subsection 2, the Speaker will hold office until a Governor is properly elected within 90 days as ordered by the Court of Appeal.''President Yar’Adua has also directed the Police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that law and order are maintained in Kogi State in the aftermath of today’s ruling by the Court of Appeal.''He advises all those adversely affected by the judgment to accept it in good faith as a necessary aspect of the evolution of true democracy in our country,'' the statement added.