Adamawa Assembly Impeaches Gov Nyako

The Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, has been impeached Tuesday afternoon after the House of Assembly considered the report of a seven-man panel constituted to investigate charges of financial impropriety against him and his deputy, Bala Ngilari.

Ngilari, however, turned in his resignation letter just before the impeachment which was read at the plenary session by the Speaker, Umaru Fintiri, and was subsequently ratified by the House.






     

     

    The Buba Kaigama-led seven-man panel set up on July 8 to investigate the Governor and his deputy on Monday submitted a four-volume report to Fintiri, amidst tight security.

    The panelists informed the Speaker that both Nyako and his deputy had failed to appear before them after being duly invited, but that their absence did not stop investigation into the allegations levelled against them.

    Section 188(8) and (9) of the 1999 Constitution states that, “Where the panel reports to the House of Assembly that the allegation has not been proved, no further proceedings shall be taken in respect of the matter.

    “Where the reports of the panel is that the allegations against the holder of the office has been proved, then within 14 days of the receipt of the report, the House of Assembly shall consider the report, and if by a resolution of the House of Assembly supported by not less than two-thirds majority of all its members, the report of the panel is adopted, then the holder of the office shall stand removed from office as from the date of the adoption of the report.”

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