June 18, 2014
by Sani Tukur, premiumTimes
The Assembly on Wednesday directed its clerk to serve Messrs Nyako and Ngilari with an impeachment notice.
The Adamawa State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against the state governor, Murtala Nyako, and his deputy, Bala Ngilari.
The Assembly on Wednesday directed its clerk to serve Messrs Nyako and Ngilari impeachment notices.
Mr. Nyako has been having a running battle with the lawmakers since he left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to join the All Progressives Congress.
The decision by the Assembly has confirmed PREMIUM TIMES report six days ago that the lawmakers were plotting to remove the governor from office.
Details of Wednesday’s proceedings at the Assembly are still sketchy but the decision to commence impeachment procedure against Mr. Nyako and his deputy climaxes months of acrimonious relationship between the executive and the legislature in the North-East state.
The political landscape in the state tensed up last Wednesday when the Assembly ordered the arrest of four commissioners for their failure to appear before the lawmakers to failing to appear before the House to answer questions on the state’s finances.
At plenary that Thursday, the Deputy Speaker, Kwamoti Laori (PDP-Numan), who presided, directed the state Commissioner of Police to arrest commissioners who failed to show up and bring them before the house on Monday by 10 am.
The affected commissioners were that of agriculture, Lucy Ishaku; health, Lilian Stephen; commerce, Ahmed Gorko; and land and survey, Abdulrahman Shuaibu.
The Assembly, which acknowledged receipt of a letter from the Secretary to the State Government, Kobis Thimnu, over his inability to honour the Thursday invitation, asked him to appear unfailingly on Monday. Read full