So how many registered voters in a Constituency required to remove an MP?
Propose that a petition signed by 10% of the registered voters in a Constituency is sufficient to move the Election Commission to take the necessary action. The list of names must contain the names, address, national identity card number and signature of the voters supporting the petition.
The Election Commission shall thereafter, on receipt of the said petition verify that the said petitioners are indeed registered voters, and in 14 days shall call on all registered voters to come forth, and indicate their support or opposition to the said Petitition.
To do this, Notices will be placed at prominent places all over the Constituency, on websites, etc - stipulating that the voting process will be conducted at the stipulated locations, at the specified times, and shall continue for a period of fourteen(14) days[or maybe even more].
Places where the Constituents can come and vote could be government offices, public halls and other suitable places. These places shall be opened on Rest Days.
At the end of the voting period, the votes will be counted.
* If the number of votes in favour of removal exceeds 50% of the total registered voters in the constituency, then the said elected MP or ADUN will be removed, and a new elections will be held. [There would be no bar for the removed elected representative re-contesting in the by-elections].
The ability to remove elected reps now, without having to wait for the next General Elections, 4-5 years away, is most important.
It will also deter MPs and ADUNs from shirking their responsibilities to the people the represent.
This will also encourage MPs/ADUNs to be better reps - with more consultations and dialogues with the people of the constituency.
Now, many MPs and ADUNs do not even communicate with people in their constituency - they do not even have a Blog or Website that makes such communication so easy and affordable.
Many MPs/ADUNs do not even consult the constituency before the vote on matters - like new laws, etc..
Many MPs/ADUNs do not even share with their constituency the questions that they have asked, and the answers they receive from the government. Sadly, the Parliament website also do not publish written questions and answers... The government may have provided an answer - but for the general public, the perception is that the government is not answering...
The power must be given to the people of the Constituency to remove such MPs and ADUNs - and get another better peoples' representative.
Without this power of removal - the reality would be that the people are effectively not represented in the Parliament or the State Legislative Assembly ---