Wike/Fubara Crisis: Femi Falana, There are provisions in the constitution for removing a governor

Wike/Fubara Crisis: Femi Falana, There are provisions in the constitution for removing a governorSenior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana cautioned against the false impression that a state of emergency permits the appointment of a single administrator in an open interview with Arise TV, stating that such a move would be unconstitutional and set a dangerous precedent. He underlined that the president should not focus on assuming power or meddling with the current political system in the event that a state of emergency is declared, but rather on employing extraordinary measures to restore peace and security.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He stated that the only legitimate means of removing a governor under the constitution are through resignation, death, or impeachment by the state House of Assembly.

Femi Falana said this while reacting to the crisis in Rivers State between Nyesom Wike and Siminalayi Fubara.

He said, “It’s for Nigerians to decide whether there is a war in Rivers. Even in a state where you have serious case of terrorists attacks, nobody has suggested that a state of emergency be declared to remove the governor for the appointment of the administrator. By the way, under the constitution from section 1 to 320, there’s no provision for the appointment of a sole administrator. What the president is required to do if a state of emergency is declared under section 305 of the constitution, is to adopt extraordinary measures to restore law and order. There are provisions in the constitution for removing a governor. It is either by resignation, death or impeachment.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>