The Adamawa State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against the state governor, Murtala Nyako, and his deputy, Bala Ngilari.
The move by the Assembly was made known Wednesday as the clerk was directed to serve Messrs Nyako and Ngilari the impeachment notices. The state though under the state of emergency has had a functional executive and assembly members; President Goodluck Jonathan during his declaration allowed the continuos operations of the government but took over the security of the state.
19 out of the 25 of the lawmakers, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have had a face-off with Mr. Nyako since he left the party to join the All Progressives Congress.
Premiumtimes reports that at plenary last Thursday, the Deputy Speaker, Kwamoti Laori (PDP-Numan), who presided, directed the state Commissioner of Police to arrest commissioners who failed to show up and bring them before the house on Monday by 10 am.
The affected commissioners were that of agriculture, Lucy Ishaku; health, Lilian Stephen; commerce, Ahmed Gorko; and land and survey, Abdulrahman Shuaibu.
The Assembly, which acknowledged receipt of a letter from the Secretary to the State Government, Kobis Thimnu, over his inability to honour the Thursday invitation, asked him to appear unfailingly on Monday.
The commissioner for Finance, Ibrahim Vokna, his counterpart for Works, Umaru Atiku, and the state Accountant General, Nasir Mohammed, had earlier appeared before the house.
The Assembly had on May 27 gave Mr. Nyako and his government an ultimatum of three days to pay back an alleged illegal deductions made from workers’ salaries and allowances of May 2014 in the state.