Nyako May Escape Impeachment As Lawmakers Head For Truce

Nyako May Escape Impeachment As Lawmakers Head For Truce

By Vanguard on July 11, 2014
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Former Adamawa Governor, Murtala Nyako.
Former Adamawa Governor, Murtala Nyako.

YOLA— 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.

Constituents

Meanwhile, some lawmakers who participated in the impeachment move against the governor and his Deputy Bala James Ngillari, are facing the wrath of their constituencies as the constituents have rejected their Ramadan gifts.

The members affected include member representing Girei constituency, Abubakar Umar; Mubi North, Abubakar Jaringol, and Maiha Local Government, Hassan Kaigama.

The constituencies took the measure to protest the involvement of their lawmakers in the plot to impeach Governor Nyako and his deputy.

According to a resident of Mubi town, “that is not what we elected them there to do,” adding that they regretted ever voting Jaringol.

He said their represen-tative never deemed it necessary to consult with the people on whose mandate he went to the assembly.

He said: “It is unfortunate that the member could not even listen to our most cherished traditional leader, his Highness the Emir of Mubi.

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