Nigerian Lawmakers to kill Immunity Clause for President and Governors.

The Nigerian House of Representatives is seeking to remove the immunity clause placed on the executive arm of government; the president, governors. This was made known when the ad hoc committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), submitted its report to the House on Thursday, 4th of July, 2013.

The report altered Section 308, which provide immunity from
prosecution for criminal offences for persons in the executive arms of government. Persons occupying the offices of president, vice president, governor and deputy governor.

The move is aimed at reducing the 'executive crimes' and impunity committed by persons occupying these offices. The house will sit and adopt the report hopefully before the house of reps go on recess. This was indicated from the speaker; Tambunwal's comments after the chairman of the ad hoc committee, honorable ihedioha presented the report.

It can be recalled that over the years, governors have been able to get away with various crimes they committed while in office thanks to the immunity clause.


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