Nasarawa Impeachment: Assembly Directs Chief Judge To Set Up Investigative Panel




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Nasarawa State has directed state Chief Judge, Mr. Justice Suleiman Dikko, to set a panel to investigate against Governor Tanko Al-Makura, accused by lawmakers of committing impeachable offences.
tate lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against governor last week, accusing him of 16 offences.
A seven- panel to be named by chief judge will examine charges.
The directive to the chief judge issued by the speaker of the state assembly, Musa Mohammed, ( – Nasarawa Central), after a motion moved by the majority Godiya Akwashiki (), representing Nasarawa Eggon West constituency.
The motion, which supported by Mohammed Baba Ibaku (), representing Udege Loko constituency, unanimously adopted by the 20 PDP lawmakers in the state assembly.
The motion , however, rejected by all four All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the house.
The investigative committee is expected to report to the House within seven days.[eap_ad_2]
For months, Mr. Al-Makura, who is a of the APC, has been embroiled in controversy the PDP-led state assembly.
The lawmakers moved against the governor after the impeachment of the governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, last .
The APC accuses the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan of being behind the gale of impeachments against its governors, an allegation the ruling party has rejected.
On Wednesday (today), the Nasarawa lawmakers arrived at the State Assembly heavy security around 6.30am, and began sitting at about 10am for about 15 minutes before departing to Abuja. (Premium Times)[eap_ad_3]