Impeachment Saga: Nasarawa Deputy Governor, 21 lawmakers relocate to Abuja

Posted by News Express | 21 July 2014 | 3,154 times

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Worried about their safety and the determination to ensure that they do not back down on the impeachment plot against the Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, by the state House of Assembly, some Presidency and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) officials have facilitated the relocation of the state deputy governor, Damishi Luka Barau, the Speaker and 20 members of the Assembly to a private home in Abuja.

Apart from hinging the relocation on ‘deft moves not to leave things to chances’, it was also learnt that the movement of the state’s government officials to Abuja might not be unconnected with the increasing tension and violence of anti-impeachment protests for three days in Lafia last week, which claimed some lives.

According to a source, “There is the fear that the violence in the state could be targeted at the deputy governor and members of the state assembly.”

The source also explained that the deputy governor, Barau, did not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Governor Al-Makura, though he was officially elected on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

“When the CPC merged with the APC, the deputy governor defected to the PDP. So, the governor and the deputy governor are in different parties,” the source said, adding that Inspector General of Police (IG) Mohammed Abubakar had directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 7 to ensure adequate security for the deputy governor and members of the Assembly.

Excerpted from a THISDAY report. Photo shows embattled Governor Al-Makura.

Source: News Express

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