Wednesday, 18 June 2014

As Adamawa lawmakers begin impeachment proceedings, Gov. Nyako leaves Adamawa to dodge notice

As 20 out of 25 members of the Adamawa assembly asked the clerk of the assembly to serve a notice of impeachment on the state governor, Murtala Nyako, the man at the centre of the storm has reportedly left Yola for Abuja in order to avoid being served with the notice. The PDP dominated house of assembly on Wednesday moved against the governor and his deputy, Bala Ngilari, after several weeks of speculations. According to reports, once Nyako heard of the move, he made to leave the state first via a chartered flight but the Yola airport was immediately closed down, a move which might be interpreted as having federal government interference. The governor subsequently decided to leave the state by road for Gombe, from where he was expected to fly to Abuja. Reeports say that the state liaison officer in Abuja has been instructed not to receive the notice. If Nyako and Ngilari are eventually impeached, the speaker, Ahmadu Umar Sintiri, is next in line to succeed.

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