Ogun APC lawmaker joins PDP

An All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmaker with the Ogun State House of Assembly, Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo, on Monday dumped the party to join Peoples Democratic Party, PDP ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The lawmaker representing Ifo II, state constituency said her decision was linked to “bad governance” by the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun.

She also announced her intention to contest for the Federal House of Representatives from Ifo/Ewekoro Federal constituency on the platform of PDP.

Mrs. Adeleye-Oladapo said her former party has failed to learn from the past failures of the PDP. She also noted that the state chapter of the ruling APC was fictionalised and has been embroiled in issues stemming from personal interests.

“The party is factionalised; we had two congresses. There is no respect for the party. It is just like what happened to the PDP in 2011 in the state, but, it is highly unfortunate that the leadership of APC did not learn from the PDP crisis,” she emphasised.


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Female version of Mr T or is something wrong with her two hands in the picture?

    • ifebuche

      Mr Expired brain. she is holding a hand bag there.
      Delusional hater. She has the right of association.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Yawn!

        The smell of the he-goat is pervasive and invasive here!!

        Anyone got a spare bar of soap for this dirty scoundrel?

  • Tomori

    She must be a real prostitute. May I ask u Adijah, what has improved in. PDP that made you join them. No shame! No dignity

    • the truth

      What has improved in apc

    • ifebuche

      Jealousy.
      No die of heart attack o.

  • BayernMunich

    This is answer every reasonable person has been looking for. The question has been on everybody’s mind since yesterday. My thanks to this writer.

    • Nnamdi Obiaraeri

      We agree and further explain as follows:

      …This bothers on the invocation of the constitutional doctrine of necessity usually applied as a last resort or safety valve to prevent foisting of aberratious hopelessness and anarchy on the polity…

      Specifically, section 185(2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended is in issue and it is crystal clear on the class or status or rank of judicial officers contemplated- CJ, Grand Khadi(GK) or President of the Customary Court of Appeal (PCCA) of states not just any judge can administer the oath of office under the doctrine of necessity. In the circumstance we find ourselves with respect to Rivers State and its judiciary as an arm of government, we view unequivocally that invocation of the provisions of section 185 (2) of the Constitution is expedient and inevitable because there is no CJ/GK/ PCCA in Rivers State and government canot grind to a halt there post 29 May 2015.

      The only grey area is with respect to the appointing authority. We further opine that any of the qualified judicial officers listed in Section 185(2) can act under the doctrine of necessity and administer the oath of office if invited to so do by the affected Governor-elect provided there is a constitutional hiatus in that state in the manner envisaged in section 185 aforesaid- being no CJ, no Grand Khadi, no PCCA.

      Going by the doctrine of seperation of powers and extrapolating the definied and jealous boundaries of seperate but interrelated principles of that ancient doctrine, we adumberate that the AG Federation who belongs to the executive branch has no powers in himself to direct or appoint any judicial officer to act under section 185 or specifically under section185 (2) of the selfsame Constitution. As the Chief Law officer of the federation, the AG Federation can make a public clarification that there is no legal impediment precluding the CJ/GK/PCCA from proceeding with the duty imposed on him by necessity. We contend vigorously that a CJ/GK/PCCA who acts under section 185 (2) of our grundnorm being the constitution, does so because the constitution expressly empowers him and not because he was authorised or appointed by any external authority or person. Take note that the letter of the AG Federation made public is to the effect that he has respectfully “requested” the CJ Bayelsa to take the responsibility out of necessity and not that he has “ordered”, “directed” or “approved” which are clearly outside the legal armbit of the office of the AG Federation.

  • olive_1960

    Good day sir,

    I thoroughly enjoyed your essay titled “Attorney-General of the Federation Lacks Power to Direct Bayelsa State Chief Judge To “Swear In” Rivers State Governor-Elect, By Jiti Ogunye ” and I totally concur with your submission on the said matter.

    In the same vein, I will like you to consider another scenario which Rivers state can adopt to avoid this looming constitutional imbroglio.

    With regards to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Chapter 7, Part 2 . Section 281 on the appointment of the President and Judges of the Customary Court of Appeal,Sub sections 4 and 5 which states as follows;

    4. If the office of the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of a state is vacant or if the person holding the office is for any reason unable to perform the functions of the office,or until the person holding the office has resumed the functions of that office,or until the person holding the office has resumed those functions, the Governor of the state shall appoint the most senior Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal of the state to perform those functions.

    5. Except on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council, an appointment to sub section 4 of this section shall cease to have effect after the expiration of three months from the date of such appointment, and the Governor shall not re appoint a person whose appointment has lapsed.

    From the above stated sections, the constitution allows the Governor to appoint the most senior Judge of the Customary court of Appeal to perform the functions of the President of the Customary Court of Appeal for a period of three months subject to confirmation by the NJC on or before the expiration of a three month tenure which cannot be renewed.

    Consequently, the issue can best be resolved by the appointment of the most senior Judge of the Rivers state Customary Court of Appeal by Governor Rotimi Amaechi to undertake the oath taking ceremony for the incoming Governor.

    Like you rightly opined, the AGF just needed to be imaginative rather than his usual meddlesomeness which smirks of desperation.

    Thanks and Best Regards

    Olu Stephen