BREAKING: Nasarawa Impeachment: Lawmakers flee state capital; relocate to remote local govt for sitting

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has relocated to Karu Local Government Area and is currently sitting to deliberate on a petition against the state Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko, over the composition of the seven-member panel raised to investigate allegations against Governor Umaru Al-Makura.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-dominated Assembly had asked the chief judge to set up the panel as part of the impeachment process of Mr. Al-Makura.

The governor, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied any wrongdoing and his party has condemned the impeachment process and blamed the PDP and the presidency for it.

It is not clear why the lawmakers abandoned the Assembly Complex in the state capital, Lafia, to sit in Karu, near Abuja.

But there have been widespread protests against the impeachment process across the state.

Details later…


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  • paul preston

    first what you call widespread protest is simply a protest by people from Al makura ethnic group.
    second apc will always find something or someone to blame for every and any of their misfortune even if self inflicted.When th going was good for apc they were boasting even to lifeless nothings about their removing the PDP from power and calling the president demeaning names now they are reaping the wildwind they sowed.So let them carry the can as it were

  • Shehu

    THIS SHOWS THAT THEY ARE NOT REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE. THEY KNOW THAT THE PEOPLE ARE AGAINST THEIR MOVE. IT’S ALL PRESIDENCY AND PDP ASSIGNMENT TO DESTABILIZED THE STATE.

    • TOTAL HONESTY

      Their action may also be to avoid distractions by highly emotional and uninformed protesters who ought to encourage the governor to prove his innocence asap!

      • solomon

        The house only relocated to avoid the interference of the mumu emirs who has no work than sharing blood money with the wicked governor.

        • Shehu

          If you accuse the emirs and the governor, then you have to do the same to the corrupt lawmakers too because they are not better than them. They are settled by the presidency.

        • Aminu

          If u are seriously looking for corrupt political office holder sharing blood money quickly point at ur brother the Dumbo occupying Aso Villa.The man shared unbudgeted funds to Chibok parents as bribe.Please show us a transparent and prudent Governor among all PDP Governors that can match Almakura in terms of transparency and service delivery to the electorate.The greedy PDP lawmakers are trying to substitute peace with violence in the small state of Nasarawa.They still have chance to disregard GEJ evil plan to cause ethno religious violence in that state by allowing their Governor to continue delivering dividends to his people
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  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Nasarawa state assembly members must have been induced with huge public funds as bribes hence,you start seeing lawmakers attempting to impeach the elected state governors.Surely,PDP president Jonathan must be the hands behind the political volcano building up in Nassarawa state as he did in Adamawa state.Shame!!!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Nasarawa state assembly members must have been induced with huge public funds as bribes hence,you start seeing lawmakers attempting to impeach the elected state governors.Surely,PDP president Jonathan must be the hands behind the political volcano building up in Nassarawa state as he did in Adamawa state.Shame!!!