EXECUTIVE ORDER 10:Non-Observation Should Attract Impeachment- Aborisade
Human right lawyer, Femi Aborisade has said the non-observation of section 315(2) of the Constitution which necessitated the signing of the Executive Order 10 by President Muhammadu to enhance section 121(3) should attract impeachment of President and Governors.
Aborisade,who stated this while speaking with The Guardian in Ibadan,pointed out that punishing them with impeachment would discourage habitual violation of the Constitution.
The Ibadan-based activist said:”By virtue of section 315(2) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended by the 4th Alteration Act granting financial autonomy to the State Houses of Assembly and the State legislature, the Executive Order signed by the President is to further enhance the observation of section 121(3) of the Constitution to the effect that allocations to the State Houses of Assembly and the State legislature are paid directly to the heads of those arms of government.
“I however think non-observance of the provisions of the Constitution by the Governor or the president should be punished by impeaching the public officer as the case may be, apart from criminalising violations of the provisions of the Constitution, in order to discourage the habitual violation of several provisions of the Constitution by the Executive arms of government”.