Thursday, April 09, 2015

Impeachment notice on Fayose valid – Falana

A Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, to take the impeachment notice served on him by the 19 All Progressives Congress members of the state House of Assembly seriously, saying the notice is valid before the law.

Citing sections 91, 96 and 188 of the country’s constitution, Falana explained that what was required to serve an impeachment notice was one-third of the members of the assembly, noting that the 19 members that signed the notice were more than the one-third of the total legislators required by the constitution.
He added that the constitution did not also stipulate that the impeachment notice must be signed in the Assembly chamber.
“Once the governor receives the notice, it has to be taken seriously because impeachment is a serious matter in the Constitution. That is why I am advising the governor to take this matter very seriously. He should seek legal advice on this matter,” Falana said.
The impeached Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, had said that the 19 APC lawmakers had served a notice of impeachment on the governor.

1 comment :

  1. As my lord pleases, sebi Fayose dey run tap, it serves him right