Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, a network of young Nigerians promoting good governance and citizen engagement in the country has reeled out the process of what it will take to impeach a sitting President in Nigeria.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports EiE Nigeria as saying impeaching the President of Nigeria, a position currently occupied by Mr Muhammadu Buhari, will take almost five (5) months from start to finish.
Recall that some Senators from opposition political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), were reported to have expressed frustration over the nation’s security problems, giving the president a six-week deadline to address the issue or face impeachment proceedings.
EiE Nigeria via Twitter disclosed that the first action to impeach the president begins with a Notice of Allegation which is sent to the President within 7 days, adding that the President is given the opportunity to respond.
“Within 14 days of the notice, there has to be a motion for investigation. If the motion fails to reach two-thirds majority, the process stops immediately. If not, the motion is passed, the Senate President will within 7 days request the Chief Justice of Nigeria to appoint a panel to investigate the allegations. The President shall have the right to defend himself before the panel.
“At least two-thirds of the members of @nassnigeria must support the resolution adopted. Upon adoption, the President is removed from office,” EiE Nigeria tweeted.
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See the process to impeach the president as released by EiE Nigeria below: