Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Reps Stops President Jonathan Over Funds Belonging To Adamawa, Borno And Yobe

The House of Representatives has stripped President Goodluck Jonathan of powers to administer funds belonging to Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states for the  execution of the current Emergency Rule in the affected states.

This is a reversal of last week's approval given to the president on the Emergency rule by both chambers of the National Assembly.

Both chambers of the legislature had, last week, approved the details of the Proclamation Order for the current Emergency Rule in the three states.

The order gave President Goodluck Jonathan wide ranging powers including the utilisation of funds.

But in a dramatic turn today, the House argued this power was in conflict with the constitution

Governors of the affected states have also threaten to seek judicial interpretation over the contentious aspect of the Proclamation Act.

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