"PASSAGE OF VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE ON PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN LED PRESIDENCY IN NIGERIA
Please do note that for us to achieve anything meaningful with this petition, I implore all prospective signatories to appreciate the fact that signing under anonymity, with nicknames, or first names will not count. Thank you. Citing section 24,(Duties of the citizen) article 'b' and 'd' of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria(as amended) it says and I quote, (b) "help enhance the power, prestige and good name of Nigeria, defend Nigeria and render such national services as may be required"... and (d) "make positive and useful contribution to the advancement, progress and well-being of the community where I reside" (in this case Nigeria), I Adeyemi Saka, also known as 'yemi Saka on the facebook social network hereby write this petition calling for the "Passage of vote of no confidence on the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan-led Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is as a result of gross misconduct, abuse of office, abuse of public trust, nepotism, and insensitivity of the Presidency under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. List of offences: 1. The assenting and approving the removal of fuel subsidy by the Petroleum Product Pricing Authority on January 1. 2012, with breach of the act of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that established it. The board of the PPRA did not, and cannot sit because January 1 2012 was a Sunday, and a public holiday as declared by the Federal Government of Nigeria. There was no board resolution or ratification on the aforementioned issue and there can be no issue if a quorum was formed because there was no such meeting. This is an illegality perpetuated and promoted by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. 2. The unconstitutional suspension of the President of Court of Appeal by the President. Based on the provision of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria(as amended), you can only and either appoint a President of the Court of Appeal or remove based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council which shall be confirmed by two-third of the Senate, & ratified by the President. 3. The non implementation of the 2011 Appropriation Bill, and the flawed and incomplete 2012 Appropriation Bill where there was no budgetary allocation for Defence. 4. On March 13, 2011 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said at a presidential campaign rally and I quote, "We don't want to continue to importing petroleum products, but export them. We would ensure our refineries work and build new ones. We must add value to our gas and oil".. He never said a thing on Oil subsidy removal 5. The sustained high level on insecurity in the country under the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan led presidency. There had been an alarming geometric progression in our National Security ever since President Goodluck Jonathan took over the leadership of this country as 'Ag President, then later as the President with full presidential powers on May 6, 2010. 6. In September, 2010, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan went on an official state visit to Imo state, and during the state visit, he was given a chieftaincy title by an Igwe, a traditional ruler in the state, and in total breach of Protocol, disregard, dishonor, & disrespect to the office of the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Federation, and bringing the office and the seal of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and sovereignty of the country to disrepute as well; the President went on his knees, bowed before an Igwe to receive his title, while the Governor of Imo State, and the ADC to the President, a Colonel in the Nigerian Army were on their feet. This act is so un-presidential and unbecoming of the President and the Commander-in-Chief, as the office of the President is the highest office in the land and it is submissive to no man bearing in mind the power vested in the office in the Section 5 of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria(as amended). 7. In March, 2010, when the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND) carried out an attack on the Delta State Government House, security details of the VIPs(Governors) did not only secure their Principals, but moved their Principals out of the vicinity. But in comparison with what happened on October 1st 2010 at the Eagle Square , Abuja during the nation’s 50th Independence anniversary celebration, when MEND carried out an attack on and against the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria after series of warnings issued by MEND, notifying of the intending attack and location: the President was not evacuated. It is widely acknowledged that any act of ‘terror’ 100 meters radius from where the President is present is seen as a threat and aggression to the President, and to our nation’s sovereignty. The non evacuation of the President, bearing in mind the build up events to the bomb attack, and also with the statement(s) credited to the President absolving the militant group; MEND of any culpability in/for the act of treason and terrorism against the sovereign state of Nigeria, bearing in mind the apologies issued by the outlaw group for the casualties recorded at the ‘ground zero’and also trying to blame a section/region of the country; the North, to me is seen and interpreted as ‘complicity’ on the part of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and unpatriotic. Also the attacks in Jos and Abuja on the 24th of December, 2010, and the 31st of December 2010, and the action(s) and inaction(s) of the Presidency under the leadership of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan point to the fact that he (President Goodluck Jonathan) is found wanting in discharging the functions of his office. 8. When the bomb went off again on the 24th of December of 2010, He was expected to have ordered an ‘emergency meeting’ of the National Security Council, seek the approval of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Assembly, and would have ordered the National Security Council to have moved against further attacks and aggression against the sovereign state of Nigeria that neighboring states and major cities should be on red alert and secured. Emphasis/priority should have been placed on major installations which include Military formations; nay, the bomb blast at the Abacha Barracks on the 31st December 2010 could and would have been averted. 9. With the statement credited to the President at the flag-off of his South West campaign in Ibadan on Tuesday, 8th February 2011 , he said and I quote, ‘we (PDP) must take over these states in the South West. The zone is too important to be left in the hands of rascals”. This statement and action is so ‘un-presidential’ and unbecoming of a President. Constitutional Breaches: All the instances cited above showed and proved that President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has violated the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1. section 14, article (B) of the constitution which states “ the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of the government;" 2. Section 16, subsection 1, article (B) of the Constitution which states " control the national economy in such a manner as to secure the maximum welfare, freedom, and happiness of every citizen on the basis of social justice and equality of status and opportunity"... Please note the word "every".. 3. Section 17, sub section 2, article (c) and (d) of the Constitution which states.. (c). "govermental actions shall be humane" and.. (d) "exploitation of human or natural resources in any form whatsoever for reasons, other than the good of the community, shall be prevented; and.." 4. Also "The Third Schedule" Part I, number 21….article (B)..states.. " recommend to the President the removal from office the Judicial officers specified in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph, and to exercise disciplinary control over such officers"... and also violated the ‘Seventh Schedule’ of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria states and I quote “… OATHS OATH OF ALLEGIANCE I …………. Do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and preserve, protect and defend and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. So help me God. OATH OF OFFICE OF PRESIDENT I ………………………… do solemnly swear/affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will discharge my duties to the best of my ability, faithfully and in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the law, and always in the best interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and posterity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will strive to preserve the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of state policy contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions; that I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that I will abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Fifth Schedule to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; that in all circumstances, I will do the right to all manner of people, according to law without fear or favour, affection or ill-will; that I not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal to any person any matter which shall be brought under my consideration or shall become known to me as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, except as may be required for the due discharge of my duties as President; and that I will devote myself to the service and well-being of the people of Nigeria. so help me God. Bearing in mind the cited Constitutional Breaches' and offences listed above, amount to gross misconduct, abuse of office, abuse of public trust, nepotism, and insensitivity. Join me in signing this petition and let us get as much as 2 million signatures in the next five(5) days and trust me and my comrades to pull up all contacts we have, and this will get to the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. God help us all..