BREAKING: TEARS!!! National Assembly Makes Major Move, Disqualifies Goodluck Jonathan From Contesting For President In 2019 Or 2023
Following the on-going Constitutional amendment by the National Assembly, led by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is no longer eligible to contest in the 2019 Presidential election.
In the report by the Constitution Review Committee, the Lawmakers proposed that ”anyone who has been sworn is as President or Governor, to complete the term of the elected President or Governor, cannot do more than a single term.”
Based on this, Post-Nigeria recalled that Jonathan was sworn-in as President in May 2010, after the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
After completing Yar’Adua’s tenure, Jonathan contested and won the Presidential election in 2011.
Based on the provisions of the amended Constitution, Jonathan has been disqualified to contest for President again.
The Committee worked on amending some sections of the 1999 Constitution.
Recall, that in January 2016, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, inaugurated the Committee, with a resolve to address some “knotty aspects of the Constitution”.
The Committee, which comprised members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, concluded its work weeks ago, and subsequently turned in its report.
However, Constitution amendments only become operative after they have been passed by at least 24 State Houses of Assembly, and two-third of the National Assembly.