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Murtala Nyako Absolves President Jonathan Of Involvement In Plans To Impeachment Him

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State has absolved President Goodluck Jonathan of involvement in the plans by the State House of Assembly to impeach him and his deputy.

The governor said this in Yola on Friday amid speculation that the Presidency has been backing the state lawmakers to remove Nyako, a former Chief of Navy Staff, who became the state governor in 2007.

Meanwhile, a High Court sitting in Yola has thrown out an application filed by the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, seeking to restrain the state House of Assembly from commencing impeachment process against him until the determination of the substantive suit.

Justice Ambrose Mamadi, who is the acting Chief Judge of the state, said this while ruling on the application filed by Kanu Agabi SAN, on behalf of Nyako on Thursday.

Mamadi in his ruling argued that the lawmakers did not breach any provisions of Section 188 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, NAN reports.

He added that the application was aimed to pre-empt the legislators, who had 24 hours earlier instructed the acting CJ to constitute a seven-man panel to investigate the 20 charges of gross misconduct levelled against the governor and another six counts of similar charges brought against the deputy governor.

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