Nasarawa Impeachment: Governor Al-Makura appears before investigating panel

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state

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.

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