We are solicitors to the SAVE NIGERIA GROUP (hereinafter referred to as “our client”) on whose behalf we write this letter. It would be recalled that President Umaru Musa Yaradua was flown out of Nigeria on November 23, 2009 for the treatment of acute pericarditis at the King Faisal Hospital , Jeddah , Saudi Arabia . Notwithstanding that the President has been in coma since he was brought back home last week, some presidential aides attempted to seize power and govern the country on his behalf.
Apart form deploying armed soldiers to the streets of Abuja , statements were issued on the purported instruction of the President while some directives were alleged to have been passed by him to the Acting President with respect to the governance of the country.
As the aforesaid statements and directives were not authorized by the President you will agree us that the attempt by a clique of unelected presidential aides to govern Nigeria illegally constitutes a violation of Section 1(2) of the Constitution which states:
“The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall not be governed, nor shall any person or group of persons take control of the government of Nigeria or any part thereof, except in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution”.
In the light of the foregoing, we have the instructions of our client to request that you arrest and prosecute the suspects for treasonable felony pursuant to Section 41 of the Criminal Code Act.