The House of Representatives is proposing a new President or governor to represent his cabinet within 30 days after inauguration or risk impeachment by the National Assembly or state House of Assembly.
The Transition and Assumption of Office Bill, 2020, was sponsored by Mr Kpam Sokpo, and the proposal was introduced at the House on Wednesday.
In the bill, it also seeks for an establishment of a special fund for the presidential transition committee and to also urge state governors to also name their cabinets within the same time.
It reads in part, “Subject to Sections 147 and 302 of the constitution, the President shall on assumption of office, appoint ministers within 30 days from the date he took the oath of office.
“The President shall constitute and appoint all boards of government agencies and parastatals that are due for constitution and appointment within two months from the date of his assumption of office.
“Where the President fails to comply with the provisions of this section without any justifiable reason, he shall be guilty of misconduct as provided under Section 143(2) (b) of the constitution.”