Nyako Impeachment: PDP Moves to Counter APC’s Move, Insist on Impeachment
Stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State and their counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are engaged in last minute maneuvers to sustain their strategies on the bid to either impeach or save Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy Bala Nglari from impeachment.
APC governors met Thursday night to device strategies towards frustrating the move while legislators from the state also met separately for the same purpose.
Sources however said former vice President Atiku Abubakar could not make it to the meeting as he was out of the country.
A source close to him said he was however represented at the meetings and that he arrived Nigeria last night.
He said reports reaching the former VP indicate that the impeachment move had more or less collapsed by last night.
But the PDP stalwarts said the impeachment is in top gear and that as far as they are concerned Atiku does not control a single legislator in Adamawa.
One of the PDP elders, Dr. Umar Ardo, said the elders are supporting the impeachment move because the governor and his deputy ought not even to have been in their offices as far back as July 2008 when the first impeachment notice was served the governor.
“Consequently, the present move of removing the governor and his deputy is the surest and cleanest way to resolve the political problem in the state.
“Besides, they were never even lawfully nominated by the party. Once they are removed now, the speaker takes over as acting governor and elections be conducted within 3 months. That would put Adamawa on a clean slate; perhaps we may be able to rise again,” he said while calling on the members to conclude the process methodically and not relapse again and disappoint the people.
He said the exercise has no religious or ethnic coloration and that it is for the sake of the future of all Adamawa indigenes.
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