Jul 4, 2008, 5:05 AM
President Umaru Yar'udua of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has proposed for the immunity clause to be expunged from the country's constitution. The aim is to strip top government officials of all immunity if they are to stand trial for corruption. The Nigerian leader probably reasons that if top government officials know they can be hauled before the law without any immunity, they will think twice before doing what they should not do. This could serve as an antidote to corruption in high places.
It is clear
that President Ya'udua is now coming into his own as the leader of the most
populous black nation on earth. When he came to power last year, it was thought
that he did not have what it takes to govern
have been wallowing in corrupt practices are scared stiff of when President
Yar'udua will catch up with them. It looks as if he has done his homework well.
That is why he is proposing the constitutional amendment so that he can take to
court those who might have been suspected of stealing
Yar'udua has to give bite to his anti-corruption crusade so that
We hail the
Yar'udua move because if