Impeachment: Governor Nyako, Deputy Boycott Investigative Panel

Impeachment: Governor Nyako, Deputy Boycott Investigative Panel

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on July 11, 2014
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Former Adamawa Governor, Murtala Nyako.
Former Adamawa Governor, Murtala Nyako.

Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Bala James Ngillari on Friday, July 11, 2014 boycotted the invitation of the investigative panel to defend the allegations of gross misconduct leveled against them by the State House of Assembly.

The seven-man panel constituted by the former acting chief judge of the state, Justice Ambrose Mammadi on July4 invited the governor and his deputy to appear before it on Friday at its sitting venue at the Conference hall of the Federal Secretariat in Yola

The director of press and public affairs to governor Murtala Nyako, Mallam Ahmad Sajo had earlier condemned the setting of the panel, saying it is a product of illegality as all the processes followed before setting of the panel run contrary to the provisions of the law.

Meanwhile, indications emerged on Thursday, July 10, 2014 that Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, who is at loggerheads with the state lawmakers that were determined to remove him from office, may escape impeachment after all.

The governor, yesterday, did the bidding of the lawmakers by swearing in 36 Development Area administrators as requested by the lawmakers, which he had earlier refused to do leading to the face-off.

Shortly after the governor performed the swearing in, the lawmakers immediately endorsed the governor’s nominee, Mr. P. P. Elisha as Special Adviser on Government Affairs, whose nomination as commissioner was earlier rejected by the lawmakers.

The swearing in of the administrators, believed to be part of the deal struck in Abuja, was conducted shortly after the governor came back from Abuja where he held closed-door meeting with lawmakers led by the Speaker of the House, Ahmadu Fintiri.

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