Members of the House of Representatives today kicked against a bill seeking to empower the National Assembly to remove governors and deputy governors from office over what they called “appropriate circumstances”.
The bill is seeking to delete the proviso of section 11 (4) of the constitution which already specified that the National Assembly could take over state house of assemblies in times of crisis.
The sponsors of the bill are EDWARD PWAJOCK from Plateau and ALI ISA from Gombe.
PWAJOCK had moved a motion for the bill to be heard, but his colleagues kicked against it, saying it would not only make the national assembly “too powerful”, but also create tension in the country.
AYO OMIDERAN, lawmaker from Osun, said debating the issue on the floor of the house was a waste of time.
Another lawmaker from Abia state, NKERUIKA ONYEJOCHA, said the National Assembly had no business removing state governors.
She added that the proviso of section 11 (4) of the constitution which gives the National Assembly powers to take over state houses of assemblies in times of crisis has not worked well enough.