APC blames Jonathan for Nyako’s impeachment

Adamawa State former Governor, Murtala Nyako

The APC say the president will initiate impeachments moves in all APC states.


The All Progressive Congress, APC, has accused Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, of complicity in the impeachment of former Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako.

Speaking to journalists in a press briefing, the National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, said the president has bastardized all institutions in the country and has now moved to the realm of impeachment of opposition governors.

“Having bastardized the army, the police, the courts, aviation and the electoral commission, he has now moved to the next level: Impeachment,” Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said. “Every impeachment or threat of it in recent times has the imprint of President Jonathan.”

The opposition party leader said Mr. Jonathan is set to break record of the president with the highest number of impeachment.

He raised fears that the impeachment moves would reach more  APC states including Nasarawa, Edo, Rivers and Borno.

“All Nigerians must be worried about power with impunity, which is what President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the PDP, have resorted to in their desperation to crush the opposition and destroy Nigeria in the process,” he said.

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun also said that Mr. Nyako was impeached for crimes he allegedly committed five years ago.

“What was Nyako impeached for? Offences he allegedly committed five years ago. Those offences were not impeachable when he was in the PDP.

But the moment he decamped to the APC, they became impeachable,” he said.

He also said that Mr. Nyako’s impeachment is fraught with irregularities, bias, judicial contradictions and in violation of every procedural and constitutional provisions that it is the worst manifestation of impunity.

He said the party intends to mount an immediate challenge to the injustice meted out to the party and people of Adamawa State.

Mr. Odigie-Oyegun said Nigeria is moving into dictatorship where citizens are being emasculated and the country’s economy run aground.

This he said is in quest for power at all cost by Mr. Jonathan in 2015.

Mr. Nyako was removed Tuesday afternoon as the state House of Assembly deliberated on the report of an investigative panel that
probed allegations of financial misconducts against him.

Seventeen of the 25 members of the Assembly adopted the report of the panel after Speaker Umaru Fintiri read the report on the floor of the House.

The report found the governor guilty of all the 16 allegations of gross misconduct levelled against him by the House.

The report was endorsed by all members of the seven-member panel, although only the Assembly appeared before the panel, which only sat for a few days.

A total of 18 lawmakers including the speaker, who was late sworn in as acting governor, endorsed the impeachment.


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