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Governor Nyako Faces Impeachment

Governor Nyako Faces Impeachment

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Adamawa Assembly presses on with impeachment, asks CJ to raise investigative panel on govermors alleged offences.

Determined to impeach Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Bala James Ngilari, for alleged financial misconduct, the House of Assembly yesterday directed the state’s Chief Judge to raise a seven-man panel to investigate the two top officials.

The panel was given seven days to do the job and thier proceedings are expected to be held in public and shall be conducted from 9am to 5pm daily.

Governor Nyako and Mr Ngilari were slammed with a 20- count charge contained in the lawmakers’ impeachment notice issued about three weeks ago. The House is rely­
ing on section 188 subsections 4 and 5 of the Constitution when it ordered the investigative panel.

The court had already restrained the House from going ahead with the impeachment process.

On June 26 this year, a Yola High Court presided over by Justice Mamadi, had restrained the lawmakers from carrying out the impeachment process until the case is decided by the court.

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