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Senate Approval Order For The State Of Emergency In Ekiti State

 

 

October 26, 2006

 
 
The approval Order Paper  in the Senate reads:
 

*Whereas there is a manifest collapse of the orderly machinery of government in Ekiti State of Nigeria;

*Whereas the Government of Ekiti State has been incapable of managing the situation as there is no discernible constitutional authority in place in Ekiti State of Nigeria;

*Whereas there is a clear and present danger of an actual breakdown of public order and public safety in Ekiti Sate of Nigeria, which require extraordinary measures to avert such danger;

*Whereas there is a clear and present danger of the crisis in Ekiti State which, if left unchecked, could degenerate, leading to massive loss of lives and property and create serious humanitarian calamity within and outside the State;

*Whereas extraordinary measures are required to restore peace, security, order and discernible authority in Ekiti State;

*Whereas the President and Commander-in- Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has published and transmitted copies of the Official Gazette of the Government of the Federation containing the proclamation, including the details of the emergency to the President of the Senate, in accordance with Section 305 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;

*Whereas this matter is of serious concern to the Senate and the generality of Nigerians;

Be it resolved, and it is hereby resolved:

*That this distinguished Senate do hereby invoke the powers conferred on it by Section 305 (2) and (6b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and do approve the Proclamation of State of Emergency in Ekiti State of Nigeria by the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

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