Impeachment: Nyako, Lawmakers Inches Towards Peaceful Resolution, Gov Bows to Demand
Temporary relieve may have come the way of the embattled governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako following a series of meeting held between the governor and the lawmakers who have resolved to impeach him.
The meeting followed pressure on the lawmakers from various stakeholders in the state, including traditional rulers who want the lawmakers to drop the impeachment move against the governor.
It was learnt that after the series of meeting, the governor and the lawmakers reached an agreement, details of which is not made available.
But as an indication of what transpired during the series of meeting held between the feuding parties, the embattled Governor on Thursday, inaugurated administrators for 36 development areas, four permanent secretaries and a special adviser.
Abusidiqu gathered that earlier refusal of the governor to inaugurate the list of development area administrators presented to him by the House, began the frosty relationship between him and the legislators.
It was learnt that the inauguration was part of an agreement reached between the feuding parties after a series of meetings with the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Ahmadu Fintiri and some members of the House, in Abuja.
The former Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. P.P Elisha, whose nomination for appointment as a commissioner by the House of Assembly, was also inaugurated as the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Government Affairs.
However, a source privy to the happenings said that the governor’s action was “just for peace to reign” because he was aware that hardliners were still looking for loopholes to nail Nyako.
Members of the panel set up to investigate allegations levelled against the governor and his deputy have not withdrawn the invitation sent to both men to appear before it on Friday (today).
The panel had pasted the summons asking the governor to appear before it on the walls of the Government House in Yola on Wednesday and fixed today as the return hearing date for the governor, who returned to the state on Thursday morning but shunned the panellists.
The governor had given the indication that he would not appear before the panel, having gone to court to challenge the way and manner the members had violated the laws regarding the process of impeaching him and his deputy, James Ngilari.
The governor is relying on a Supreme Court ruling which provides that he should be personally served the impeachment notice, since in the eyes of the law, substituted service is not deemed as sufficient.
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