Aftermath of Nyako’s Impeachment: PDP Chieftains, Lawmakers Clash
Just few days after Murtala Nyako was removed as the Governor of Adamawa State, executive members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the state lawmakers engage each other in a battle of wits over a mere sitting arrangement.
Both the state party officials and the lawmakers engaged each other in a fracas during the swearing-in of the newly appointed secretary to the state government, Professor Abdullahi Liman Tukur, by acting governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri at the council chambers of the government house in Yola .
While the PDP executives who were the first to arrive the venue of the swearing in took their seat, the state lawmakers arriving later wanted the PDP excos to leave the seat for them, but they refused.
The development led to serious altercation as the legislators and the PDP executive started trading abusive words, claiming superiority in the fight that ousted Murtala Nyako’s government and led to the emergence of Ahmadu Fintiri as acting governor.
The confusion delayed the swearing-in ceremony for close to an hour as the protocol officials were left helpless, even as the two groups continued to exchange abusive words.
The intervention of top security personnel and other government officials prevented the situation from degenerating into fisticuffs.
Local government chairmen, who were put in one obscure corner for the ceremony, equally complained that they were not properly accorded their rightful positions in the scheme of things.
But the chairmen were told in clear terms that they did not deserve any recognition, as they were accused of serving the previous regime.
Meanwhile, the majority leader of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Ishaq Bala, has been removed. Ishaq, who is a member representing Yola North constituency, was removed for not supporting the impeachment of Nyako.
Hon. Ishaq Bala was accordingly replaced by Salishu Kabilo from Verre constituency as the new majority leader of the House.
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