Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state has been impeached by the states House of Assembly.
His impeachment came on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 after the state House of Assembly deliberated upon the report submitted by a seven-man investigative panel probing allegations of financial misconducts against him and his deputy.
Eighteen out of the 24 members of the Assembly voted for his impeachment.
Right after Nyako’s impeachment, Bala Ngilari, resigned as the deputy governor of the state.
Ngilari’s resignation letter was read on the floor of the house by the speaker, Umaru Fintiri and approved by the lawmakers.
The Adamawa state House of Assembly is heavily fortified by security operatives who have denied people access to proceedings.
In the absence of the governor and the resignation of the deputy, the constitution provides that the Speaker of the House will become the acting governor of the state.