Nigeria’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Abuja at the weekend prevailed upon 13 Adamawa State Lawmakers to rescind their decision to sack governor Murtala Nyako and deputy James Ngilari.
The 19 members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly had served the state governor and his deputy a two-week impeachment notice, but 13 of them were said to have changed their minds after they met with Atiku in Abuja.
After the reported meeting, 13 of them said they were withdrawing their signatures on the impeachment notice.
Atiku’s intervention was borne out of the fact that he is not only a leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, but also an influential political leader in Adamawa State. The governor and the majority of the lawmakers in the state House of Assembly are APC members.
PM News reports that since the ipeachment notice was served the governor, he had left Yola, the Adamawa state capital to Abuja, to consult with APC leaders on how to stop the impeachment process.
His trouble-shooting efforts appear to have paid off following the decision of 13 of the lawmakers to back out of the impeachment plot.