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Adamawa Governor, Murtala Nyako Impeached Tuesday

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All is set for a final showdown by the Adamawa State House of Assembly to impeach Governor Murtala Nyako and deputy Bala Ngilari over N120 million alleged to have been fraudulently spent on retired General Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Adamawa State amongst other allegations.

Sources in the state capital say the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Adamawa State have given the state House of Assembly the go-ahead to continue with the impeachment process on Governor Nyako and his deputy, Ngilari, asking the Assembly to ensure that the governor is impeached.

The embattled Governor and deputy failed to appear before the panel constituted to investigate the allegations against them following an earlier noticed served the executives by the assembly members.

Our Source who doesn’t want his name mentioned said the arrogance by the Governor and deputy for ignoring the panel did not only fastback the decision reached but some chieftains of the governors party, All Progressives Congress in the state are in support of his ouster.

The house of assembly members had claimed that the N120 million was diverted to sponsor a fictitious visit of Buhari to the state to commiserate with victims of insurgency in Madagali and Michika LGA.

Reports had it that the house had dropped allegation that Nyako fraudulently awarded a contract of over N8 billion through SNECOU Group of Companies Ltd, a company linked to one of the governor’s wives to siphon public funds without delivering any services to the people.

But members insists that the dropping of some of the allegations would not save the governor if any of the subsisting allegations are proven as the governor would be guilty of breaching section 188 of the Constitution.

The panel completed its sitting on Saturday, with the governor and his deputy or their representatives failing to show up.

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