Adamawa Assembly Impeach Governor Murtala Nyako, Deputy Governor Resigns
The Adamawa state House of Assembly has impeached the embattled Governor of the state, Murtala Nyako.
The governor was impeached after the lawmakers deliberated on the report of an investigative panel set up to that probed allegations of financial misconducts against him.
Earlier, the state Deputy Governor, Bala Ngilari, resigned from office to avoid being impeached.
Mr. Ngilari’s resignation letter was read at plenary by the speaker of the Assembly, Umaru Fintiri, after which the lawmakers approved it.
The House is sitting today to consider the report of the seven-member investigative panel, appointed to probe allegations of financial impropriety against the governor and his deputy.
The committee submitted its report to the House on Monday.
There is high security presence on the road leading to the Assembly and inside the complex.
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