The Senate Tuesday resolved to have Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President until President Umar Musa Yar'Adua returns from his medical trip abroad and is fit to return to his position.

The senate resolution Tuesday was the climax of intensive lobbying by both Pro-Jonathan Senators and the Pro-Yar'Adua group in the upper legislative House.

It would be recalled that the Governors Forum, the Arewa Consultative Forum and even the Information Minister Prof. Dora Akunyili, have all called for the official recognition of Jonathan Goodluck as acting President pending the full recovery of ailing President Yar'Adua who has been away for over 70 days on medical trip in Saudi Arabia. Details later...

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Comment by Juliss Adebuji Olowookere on February 9, 2010 at 2:15pm
The Nigerian Senate has waisted so much time because of insincerity of the ruling party. Who amongst them does not know the right thing at the right time? But because of the powers that be, they have not been able to take the right path of honour at the right time. There is no honour for this decision at this time. Bush handed over to his vice president for a few hours operation. From where do we pick the pieces of the broken image of Nigeria now?
Comment by sanni ismail t on February 9, 2010 at 2:11pm
is good to name our children GOOD LUCK
Comment by zinno katta E on February 9, 2010 at 2:05pm
Yes i quiet agree with you Mr Victor,but you should also know that the Acting president to be shutted out foreign affairs minister and his colleague in power sector,recently in emergency meeting he had with the ministers in his residence.
Look the problem with Nigeria is lack of coherence,always expecting the Nigeria government to put food on there tables.I believe that soon all these problems will be solved but i want Nigerians to find time to read about other countries and how they librated themselves instead of joining hands to pull us down.
Honestly Mr Victor if you have not benefited only from this good news,i know that so many Nigerians do,including myself,because is really a shame when one is called an ophan
Comment by Ikenna Michael Campuser on February 9, 2010 at 2:02pm
That is a welcome Development
Comment by Steve Orogwu on February 9, 2010 at 2:02pm
When last members of the FEC met and agree that President Yar'adua was well enough to continue his constitutional duties as President of the Federal Republic, I said that Nigeria as a nation was still sick. Today, the upper legislative house has come out bold to speak out the truth, and that is that Goodluck should remain acting until our sick President is back. It is the spice of democracy. Let the constitution amenendment reflect this aspect so as to prevent this problem in the new future. I say kudos to Mark and other members of the upper house who I refer to as Honourable Men.
Comment by onye eze on February 9, 2010 at 2:01pm
good ridance to bad rubbish,jonathan your now the president and will be held accountable for any bad decision within this period,so is time to show nigerians that there fight was not in vain,nigerians are really surffering all their getting from your boss is promises and big grammar(due process and rule of law,7 points agenda etc..)while nothing is working,corruption and insecurity is on the increase,the ecinomy is in shambles,the truth has to be said,yar adua dont have what it takes to move this country forward,just like Bafarawa said"he was not prepaid to be president in the first place"belive me that was the reason God has to send him on sick exile as he has done to our hero RIBADU
Comment by kamaludeen takori on February 9, 2010 at 1:59pm
SO FINALLY A DECISION HAS BEEN TAKEN...HOPE IT WILL BE IN THE INTEREST OF COMMON MAN.
Comment by Zik of Futo on February 9, 2010 at 1:51pm
They don't have a mind of their own, if they do how come it took the senate this long to declare authoritatively that power should be handover to VP? God help us
Comment by VICTORY UGWUMSINACHI on February 9, 2010 at 1:45pm
The problem is not the senate okaying Jonathan as Acting president or not but how it affects an average Nigerian, because all these power play is only the leaders that benefit from them.
Does Jonathan have the boldness to carry the country forward without fear and intimidation and unnecessary influence from Obasanjo and cohorts
Lets wait for the house of Reps and what happens next
Comment by ENEM AKACHUKWU on February 9, 2010 at 1:44pm
I do not understand the fuss on allowing the VP to take over until the ailing President comes back....Its a big shame how our National Assembly handled this issue. It shows that this our legislators are inexperience or they are ignorant of their duties to this nation.

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