Thousands of protesters on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 hit the streets blocking major roads in Lafia, Nasarawa state staging a protest against the impeachment plot against the state governor, Tanko Almakura.
According to reports reaching The Trent, the protesters led a peacefull march from Keffi to Mararaba axis of the state chanting and calling on the assembly to stop the impeachment action against Almakura.
According to one protester, they are expressing their grievances over “frequent interference and impeachment threat on the Governor” which is “distracting him from delivering more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.”
The state House of Assembly on Monday, July 14, 2014 directed its clerk, Ego Maikeffi to serve Al-Makura the notice, citing gross misconduct and financial misappropriation of funds, with the notice subsequently signed by 20 out of the states 24 lawmakers.
The sitting which was presided over by speaker, Ahmed Mohammed, in a 16-count charge accused governor of extra-budgetary expenses.