Implications

Implications for Non-compliance with the Codes

  • Removal from office
  • Vacation of official seat in any legislative house, as the case may be.
  • Imposition of fine
  • Disqualification from membership of a legislative house and from holding of any public office for a period not exceeding ten (10) years and
  • Seizure and forfeiture of the state of any property (ies) acquired in abuse or corruption of office.

The law states that the sanctions mentioned above shall be without prejudice to the penalties that may be imposed by any law where the conduct is also a criminal offence.
Furthermore, though the law gives right of appeal, sub-section 7 of this section of the Constitution states that the prerogative of mercy shall not apply to any punishment imposed by the code of conduct Tribunal.
The penalties (punishments) which the Code of conduct Tribunal imposed are not limited to those stated above. The Constitution gives the National Assembly the power to prescribe more punishments and to give the Bureau more power as it deems fit.

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