The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a bill seeking to empower the National Assembly to impeach governors and deputy governors.
The bill sponsored by Edward Pwajok seeks to enable the National Assembly remove state governors and deputies in appropriate circumstance.
During the debate, Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila said Nigeria practiced a Federal system of government and at such the bill will undermine the spirit of federalism which Nigeria is built upon.
Another lawmaker, Nicholas Ossai said the bill will lead to the collapse of federalism in Nigeria as the bill negates provisions in the constitution.
Rep. Ali Isa (Gombe-PDP) said that there was no need for the bill as the constitution had already empowered the House of Representatives to take over a state House of Assembly in times of crisis and in such circumstance, the House would also take over the duties of the House of Assembly, which included impeaching the state governor.
The bill was withdrawn after the debate.