Breaking News: Nasarawa lawmakers move to impeach Governor Al-Makura

Posted by News Express | 14 July 2014 | 4,179 times

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings on Governor Umaru Al-Makura.

“The Assembly on Monday directed its Clerk, Ego Maikeffi, to serve Mr. Al-Makura with the impeachment notice for alleged gross misconduct and misappropriation of funds,” reports Premium Times. “The notice was signed by 20 of the 24 lawmakers in the state during a sitting presided over by the Speaker, Ahmed Mohammed.”

According to the Abuja-based online paper, “The 16-count charge borders on alleged extra-budgetary expenses by the governor. Nasarawa has 20 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers and 4 All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers. The governor is a member of the APC.

“The notice of impeachment was agreed few hours before the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to the state to commission a rice farm in Doma.”

News Express reports the news of Governor Al-Makura’s impending impeachment makes it two the number of APC governors in danger of losing their seats via the same process.

The other victim is Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, who is expected to be impeached possibly within days, as the state’s lawmakers are meeting today to receive the report of the panel they set up to investigate allegations of corruption leveled against him and his deputy, James Bala Ngilari.

•Photo shows Governor Umaru Al-Makura.

Source: News Express

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