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FEC delegation receives clearance to see Yar’Adua, departs to Saudi today in Presidential jet

Source: africanexaminer.com

There are strong indications that the six man ministerial delegation mandated to visit the

ailing President Yar'Adua in King Fahd hospital in Saudi will after all be allowed to meet with

the President who has been receiving medical treatment in the oil rich country since

November last year.
Unlike other previous delegations of the House of Representatives, Governors and

stalwarts of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which were denied access to the

sick President, information from Saudi have it that the ministerial team has however

received the nod of the Saudi Authorities.
Apart from ascertaining the extent of the sickness of the president which intends to help the

Federal Executive Council (FEC) to determine if the president is incapacitated or not, the

visit is also a political trip.
The team is mandated by the Acting President Jonathan Goodluck to convey the gratitude

of the government of Nigeria to the Saudi King for his hospitality on the ailing president. It

will also brief the Yar'Adua about the political development at home since he left 90 days

ago.
Reports reaching us from Abuja said that crisis is looming over the outcome of the visit,

whichever it goes, when they return to Nigeria.
African Examiner gathered that the House of Representatives delegation, PDP hierarchy,

as well as the governors who were allegedly denied access to the President at the order of

the Saudi king were said to be furious about their inability to see the president.

Our source said these previous delegatiosn which could not see the president would take

it seriously if the ministers are allowed to meet with the President while they were denied

such access by the First Lady Turai and the Saudi Authorities during their own visit.

On the other hand, If however, the ministers meet with the President and his situation is

terribly bad, they will be pressurized to pass a vote of no confidence on him, this may thus

lead to his impeachment by the congress.