House of Reps move to simplify impeachment process of President and Vice-President

A bill seeking to simplify the process, through which the President and Vice-President can be impeached on Tuesday, passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

Following a thorough debate on Tuesday, the bill which “seeks to remove ambiguities in the process of removal of the President from office on allegations of gross misconduct and to provide for a more transparent and democratic procedure for impeachment and other matters connected” passed despite spirited opposition by even most principal officers of the house.

The bill seeks to empower the lawmakers in the House of Representatives to initiate the impeachment process and investigate the allegations rather than the process lying solely with the Chief Justice of the federation.