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El-Rufai Accuses Jonathan Of Plotting To Remove 3 Other APC Governors
Former minister of Federal Capital Territory and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Nasir El-Rufai, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of having a hand in the successful impeachment of the Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, on Tuesday.
In a post on his facebook timeline, El-Rufai alleged that the President is also planning to remove the governors of Edo, Nasarawa and Rivers State, all of the APC.
He said: “JONATHANIAN IMPUNITY ENDANGERING THE NATION: Adamawa APC Governor Murtala Nyako impeached 10 minutes ago to pave way for a PDP Deputy Governor. Nasarawa is next. Then Rivers and Edo. And President Jonathan thinks that all will be well while he violates the constitution and the law. We will see how it all ends. We have been there before!”
Meanwhile, following Nyako’s removal on Tuesday, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State who has been queued for impeachment by the state Assembly is said to be making efforts to reach out to President Jonathan halt the plot to remove him from office.
However, addressing the press at the Assembly complex on Tuesday, the clerk of the Nasarawa state House OF assembly, Ego Maikeffi, said he was getting set to serve the governor with the impeachment notice through the media on Wednesday as directed.
Maikeffi said he will be exploring this option after several attempts to serve Al-Makura with the impeachment notice had failed, as he has been denied access into the Government House.
Al-Makura has been consulting with relevant traditional rulers in the state with a view to seeking their intervention on the matter and he is expected to be accompanied by some of them to solicit President Jonathan’s favour soon.