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 FRANKLIN OTUBUE on February 10, 2010 at 11:59am
Let Make GOOD LUCK JONATHAN PRESIDENT..... INSTEAD OF ACTING......BECAUSE YAR'ADUA IS NOT COMPETENT IN THAT POSITION..
Comment by Kareem Olayinka Waheed on February 10, 2010 at 11:38am
Whao! Keep it Up...
@ last, Now the Senate is working...
may Almighty ALLAH GUIDE this NATION,,, Amen
Comment by AJINAWO EMMANUEL on February 10, 2010 at 11:28am
Congratulations! Congratulations!! Congratulation!!! I hereby congratulate Goodluck Jonathan as the acting president of this nation.I, Ajinawo says Daddy carry go....when God says it is someone's turn nobody even God's angel can not stop that person from getting there. But mind you, everything that can tarnish your image you should stay away from it,especially election tribunal that is going on in Ekiti state, let the masses know you are different from others and allow the truth judgment prevail. Stay blessed!
Comment by Lawrence Okwuonye on February 10, 2010 at 11:25am
Congratulations to our Acting President Dr Goodluck .This shows that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.
May the good Lord continue to bless our Nation in Jesus name.
Comment by Paul O. Umueni on February 10, 2010 at 11:22am
At last the Senate and the house is standing up to its responsibility in guiding this our great nation Nigeria aright. Whether the decision was right or wrong, the impending implication of a further dalay has been certainly averted. The long delay we have experienced showed that as a nation, we still have a very long way to go as far as leadership is concerned and permit me to say here that we have only a very minute percentage of leaders in this conuntry who have integrity and as such for this group, there nothing (INTEGRITY) to protect.
Again,I must commend the courage of the Information minister Prof. Dora Akunyili who spoke up, encouraging the FEC to take the right decision though that memoranda was thrown away by FEC.
Here again, we also see that the Northern and Southern dichotomy showed it's self because some strong Northern political forces didn't want power to leave the north. They were only interested in protecting the presidency and not the Nation Nigeria.
We pray that the President Umar Musa Yar'Adua recovers quickly and retuen to continue as president.
LONG LIVE NIGERIA!
Comment by paul jerry on February 10, 2010 at 11:09am
V.p taking over the afairs of this country as acting president, signifies the changes God is about to do for this country. Let us we nigerian be sincere with oneanother. president Yar' Adua is not an immotal that is about dealth, If this man is no more let the so called govenment carry us along cos they are not ruling goals and cattles. But i strongly believe one thing as long as THE ALMIGHLY GOD is still on the throne, we will overcome all this tribulations and trailers before us.
God bless Nigeria.
Comment by SEB BEST on February 10, 2010 at 11:08am
At last the hanky panky games of the so called mafias that held the nation hostage has ended. Good for nigeria democracy. May God bless nigeria and grant Dr. Goodluck Jonathan wisdom to direct the affairs of the nation as we pray president Yar'adua.
Comment by Chuks Chris on February 10, 2010 at 10:50am
Thank God that finally our selfish leaders allowed Mr VP to act as President. This might bring about the much needed change in this country.
Comment by Roseline John on February 10, 2010 at 10:12am
Nothing dey happen they are playing games. NIGERIANS watch and see
Comment by Paul Uzoechi on February 10, 2010 at 9:39am
Yar'Adua breached the constitution by being on AWOL for over 78 days without permission. What he deserves is impeachment. I believe the Northern oligarchy settled for an easier option in order not to loose power outrightly. I am happy the National Assembly had at last saved us from imminent disintegration.

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