As protests by supporters of Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura continued to spread in Nasarawa State following the impeachment letter served on him on Monday, the outlawed Ombatse group is challenging the governor to appear before the state House of Assembly to defend the allegations levelled against him if he is clean.
Zachary Zamani Allumaga The legal adviser to Ombatse, Zamani Zachari Alumaga, while condemning the protests, said “those who are protesting are sponsored to do so because they don’t understand what the letter of impeachment means”.
[eap_ad_1] “Alumaga added: As far as I know, the impeachment letter is mere query calling on the governor to defend himself against the allegations. Everybody must be held accountable for his actions. The letter is just asking him to explain certain issues. If his hands are clean, let him come out and let justice prevail. Protesting in any form does not justify him. “With the impeachment of Umaru Tanko Almakura, the problem of Ombatse as well as the Eggon nation is coming to an end”. He asked the Eggon people to stay calm and distance themselves from the protests since the issue on ground is a state matter with various state agencies at work. Alumaga also blamed some traditional rulers in Nasarawa who signed a communiqué to cause chaos over the impeachment letter instead of fostering peace. He maintained that there was nothing tribal about the impeachment notice. (Vanguard)