A former Minister of Youth Affairs, Inuwa Abdulkadir has challenged the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Mohammed Adoke, SAN to use the powers conferred on his office to deny President Goodluck Jonathan the chance to seek re-election.
He described Jonathan’s ambition to contest the presidential election in 2015 as unconstitutional and tantamount to a third term, through a letter signed and issued by him on Tuesday.
Abdulkadir, who served under Jonathan in 2011 said the AGF should look critical at Sections 135 (ii) and (2) (b) of the 1999 constitution, as amended to buttress his point.
Abdulkadir’s letter reads in part, “Firstly, without at all intending to be patronising, your timely intervention would afford the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP opportunity to field a qualified person as its candidate for the office of the President. Secondly, to avoid the enormous waste of fast dwindling national resources in conducting a presidential election with an unqualified person and the acrimony and tensions that results of such elections have been known to breed in Nigeria. Thirdly, your intervention would save the courts from the unwarranted trouble of having to be repeating itself on the same issues as were decided in the case of Marwa Supra.”