Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Posted by Nigeria News at 2:28 AM
It was reported that PDP Appeal Panel, headed by Mrs Biodun Olujimi, had recommended the withdrawal of the provisional clearance earlier granted Mr. Murray-Bruce on the ground that he holds the citizenship of Nigeria and that of United States of America, USA, contrary to section 182 of the Constitution. continue after the cut
According to Section 182 (1a): “No person shall be qualified for election to the office of Governor of a State if, subject to the provisions of section 28 of this Constitution, he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of a country other than Nigeria or, except in such cases as may be prescribed by the National Assembly, he has made a declaration of allegiance to such other country.”
Speaking with Vanguard in Abuja, yesterday, Bruce said: “To the best of my knowledge, nobody has been ousted from the race. If you are ousted from the race, they have to let you know you are ousted from the race. There is no communication to that effect. So everybody is speculating. The race is the only one in the country right now. It is exciting. Everybody is talking about it but nobody has been ousted from the race.”
On the issue of dual citizenship, he cited Section 28 of the Constitution as having protected him.
Section 28 (1) reads: “Subject to the other provisions of this section, a person shall forfeit forthwith his Nigerian citizenship if, not being a citizen of Nigeria by birth, he acquires or retains the citizenship or nationality of a country, other than Nigeria, of which he is not a citizen by birth.”
Bruce said: “That is why the Constitution protects me. So it is impossible to oust me from the race based on that. I cannot be ousted from the race based on that. I was born in Nigeria.”
Posted by Nigeria News at 2:23 AM
Amongst the dignitaries in attendance was the governor of the state Governor Adams Oshiomole who named a street in honour of the fallen actor.
The governor,who sadly watched the event,stayed for an hour before announcing the street,Sam Loco Efe Street in honour of the actor.
Honourable Tony One Week Muonagor,who was also in attendance did a tribute album to his fallen colleague amidst tears and wailing.
Rest In perfect peace Sam Loco Efe.
Posted by Nigeria News at 2:20 AM