The political crisis rocking Adamawa state is far from being over as the impeachment notice served on governor Murtala Nyako and signed by nineteen of the state legislators has been submitted to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
Moving the motion under constitutional matter, the Deputy Speaker Honourable Kwamoti B. La’ori sighted Section 188, 1-9 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a backing to their stance.
He said, “Mr. Speaker Sir, I have with me here a notice of allegation of gross misconduct against the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako and in compliance with the provision of the constitution, this notice of allegation is signed by more than the required one-third of the members of this House. Mr. Speaker Sir, with your permission I want to present to you in compliance with the constitution a notice of allegation of gross misconduct against the Governor.”
The members of the State House of Assembly have appended their names and signatures to the notice of allegation on Governor Nyako at the cost of performing his functions as the governor of Adamawa state. The members listed
*20 offences bothering on financial recklessness, diversion of N2 billion workers salary, the use of public funds to sponsor fictitious visits, diversion of funds meant for flood victims, fraudulent amount of over N8 billion contract to a company linked to one of his wives, misappropriation of state Internally Generated Revenue and so on.
*The state Deputy Governor, Bala James Ngilari was equally found wanting by the legislators on several cases of financial misconduct and was equally served an impeachment notice also signed by not less than 19 members of the assembly.
“If this house holds no objection, I wish to tender this notice of removal served to the deputy governor of Adamawa state Mr. James Bala Ngilari.”
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Speaker, said, “By the powers conferred on me, by the same constitution, Section 188, 2, I hereby direct the clerk to serve the same notice on his excellency the Governor of Adamawa state, Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako.”