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Impeachment bill to the president in 30 days with no remnants in the government in the second reading

Impeachment bill to the president in 30 days with no remnants in the government in the second reading

A bill to impeach the president after 30 days of absence from the cabinet exposed its second reading in the House of Representatives.

The bill, which gives the president a 30-day period to select his cabinet, was shortened in first reading in December 2021 and is sponsored by Kpam Sokpo, an MP from Benue State.

This is what is foreseen in some sections of the bill;

Section 19 (1) of the proposed bill states that “the president, upon taking office, shall appoint ministers within 30 days from the date of his swearing in”.

Section 19 (2) of the bill provides that “the president shall establish and appoint all councils of government and parastatal agencies to be established and appointed within two months from the date of his inauguration.”

Section 19 (3) states that the President “will be guilty of misconduct under section 143 (2) (b) of the Constitution” if he does not comply with the provisions of the proposed bill. He also outlined how the president can be held accountable if he is guilty of “serious misconduct in the performance of his office.”

Sokpo, who argued that the law would ensure a smooth transfer of power, said:

“This law aims to provide for the procedure and ceremony for the transition and inauguration of the President and Vice President, elected by the elected President and Vice President, and to facilitate the transition of powers by the outgoing President and Vice President of the Republic. federal government of Nigeria “.

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