REMOVAL OF GOVERNOR OR DEPUTY GOVERNOR FROM OFFICE UNDER NIGERIAN LAW

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THE PROCEDURE FOR REMOVAL OF GOVERNOR OR DEPUTY GOVERNOR FROM OFFICE UNDER NIGERIAN LAW

ABSTRACT

Whenever a notice of allegation in writing signed by not less than 1/3 (one-third) of the members of the House of Assembly is presented to the Speaker of the House of Assembly of the state stating that the holder of such office of the Governor or the Deputy Governor is guilty of gross particulars of which shall be specified, the Speaker of the House of Assembly shall within 7 days of the receipt of the notice cause a copy thereof to be served on the holder of the office and on each member of the House of Assembly and shall cause any statement made in reply to the allegation by the holder of the office to be served on each member of the House of Assembly. Thus an impeachment proceeding is set in motion for the removal of a Governor or the Deputy Governor.

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