Nasarawa Assembly Moves To Impeach Gov Al-Makura

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Monday commenced impeachment proceedings against the governor, Tanko Al-Makura.

The Assembly has directed its clerk, Ego Maikeffi, to serve Al-Makura with the impeachment notice for alleged gross misconduct and misappropriation of funds.

The notice was signed by 20 of the 24 lawmakers in the state assembly during a sitting presided over by the Speaker, Ahmed Mohammed.

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Mohammed also directed that in the event that the governor could not be reached for service, the impeachment notice should be served through the media.

The 16-count charge against the governor borders on alleged extra-budgetary expenses.

Nasarawa has 20 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers and four All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers.

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Al-Makura, a member of the APC, has had a frosty relationship with the state Assembly since he became governor and has had to appear before members to answer questions about the running of the state.

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