Majority of the state lawmakers want the governor impeached.
Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Monday morning appeared before the seven-member panel set up by the Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko. The panel is investigating the 16-count charges of impeachment levelled against him by the State Assembly.
Mr. Al-Makura, who arrived the sitting at about 9.12 a.m. waited for over 30 minutes for the panel members headed by Yusuf Usman to arrive. The members were yet to arrive as at the time of this report.
The governor arrived with a large entourage of political appointees and a member of the state assembly representing Keffi-East, Othman Bala Adam (All Progressives Congress, APC).
Twenty (Peoples Democratic Party members) of the 24-member Assembly are believed to be in support of the impeachment of Mr. Al-Makura, who is a member of the APC.