"Stubborn" Nyako Impeached, Deputy Ngilari Resigns *As Speaker Fintiri Becomes Adamawa Governor
Impeached Adamawa State Governor, Nyako
Impeached Adamawa State Governor, Nyako

Embattled Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, has been impeached following approval of the report of the seven-man panel that investigated him and his deputy, Bala Ngilari.

The impeachment became successful after an endorsement of the panel report that indicted the governor and his deputy by 18 out of 25 members of the State House of Assembly.

Nyako’s trouble started after he wrote the controversial and widely condemned “memo of genocide” to his northern colleagues alleging that the President Jonathan-led Federal Government was carrying out genocide in the north eastern part of the country.

Consequently, following Nyako’s impeachment, the State Acting Chief Judge has been directed to swear in the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Umaru Fintiri, pending the conduct of fresh election.

Earlier in the day, the Deputy Governor, Bala Ngilari, had resigned from office, citing personal reasons.

Recall that Governor Nyako and and his Deputy, Ngilari, had been served impeachment notice by the lawmakers for gross misconduct and misappropriation of funds.

The State Acting Chief Judge had constituted a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against them but Governor Nyako and his Deputy, Ngilari, did not appear before the panel.

Chairman of the panel, Bala Kigama, submitted the four volumes report that indicted both Nyako and Ngilari on Monday.

Nyako, noteworthy for his stubbornness is touted to have been issuing inciting statements against the Presidency.

Nyako’s controversial Memo Of Genocide, according to political analyst may have pitched him against the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.

The widely condemned “memo of genocide” written by the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako was derided by Nigerian governors who also cautioned the “dissident” Nyako to mind his utterances on national security issue.

The governors took a swipe at Nyako shortly after the widely publicized enlarged National Security Council meeting held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with 35 States in attendance.

Although the meeting, which was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan focussed mainly on the unending security challenges confronting the country, Nyako’s memo formed part of the deliberations because of its security implications.

Nyako, had in the memo to his northern colleagues alleged that the President Jonathan-led Federal Government was carrying out genocide in the north eastern part of the country.

The 72 years old Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako, GCON, CFR: rcds, D.Agric. was elected Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Nigeria, taking office in May 2007.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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