The President Can be Impeached if………


Who said the PRESIDENT cannot be impeached? There are some people who are spreading wrong impression that the President cannot be impeached. What a wrong message that could be.
There is nobody who is above the laws of the country and therefore just like any servant of the people, be them civil servant, members of the National Assembly, cabinet ministers and The President can be removed from the office as the offices they occupy belongs to the country and to their personalities.
The 1997 Constitution is very clear as how and who can remove the President from his position. Every occupant of a post can be removed one way or the other. The position of a president is elective one; the person is not a monarch.
One way of removing the President from office in by impeaching him or her depending who is the President.
However section 67 (1) says the President may be removed from office in accordance with this section on any of the following grounds: (a) abuse of office, wilful violation of oath of allegiance or the President’s oath of office, or wilful violation of any provision of this Constitution; or (b) misconduct
Section 67 (2) says that when the Speaker receives a notice in writing signed by not less than one-half of all the members of the National Assembly of a motion for the removal of the President on any of the grounds set out in sub-section (1), specifying particulars of the allegations (with any necessary documentation), and requesting that a tribunal be appointed to investigate the allegations, the Speaker shall inform the President….
Again section 73 sub-section 3 says: A person elected President may at any time during his or her term of office be removed from office if a no confidence motion is passed in the National Assembly by two-thirds of the members of the National Assembly.
Sub-section (4) reads: where a no confidence motion is passed in accordance with sub-section (3), the Speaker shall request the Independence Electoral Commission to call for referendum within thirty days of the passing of such a motion to endorse or reject the decision of the National Assembly, and where such decision is endorsed the President shall vacate the office.
So who said the President cannot be impeached? The law is clear as to who qualify to be elected to the position of the presidency but the same law also empowered the citizens to remove him or her from office when he or she violates the very constitution the swore to defend and for other misconducts as indicated above as cause to remove him from office.
People should stop making dictators, as they are not born but made. Those who give leaders the impression that once someone assumes to the positions of leadership they cannot be removed and thus they become acting unconstitutionally.
By the lack of respect and the dictates of the Constitution; one becomes a dictator. And the wilful violations of the Constitution is enough ground to impeach any sitting President.


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