Resignation Letter Withdrawal Is Unconstitutional – Falana

resignation letter withdrawal is unconstitutional – falana
resignation letter withdrawal is unconstitutional – falana

Femi Falana (SAN), a lawyer for human rights, stated that political appointees’ U-turns in seeking elected office were unlawful.

Femi Falana, said in a statement on Friday that the decision by some of the aspirants to remain in office after initially resigning and receiving a farewell on May 13 from the president, who had ordered them to resign by May 16, constitutes a gross violation of Section 306 (2) of the Nigerian Constitution.

The clause states, “The resignation of any person from any position created by this Constitution shall become effective when the resignation letter is received by the authority or person to whom it is sent, or by a person authorised by that authority or person to receive it.”

Therefore, Falana argued, “if the former ministers are to be reappointed, the president is compelled by Article 147 of the Constitution to submit their names to the Senate for a new screening and confirmation.”

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