Politics Court Permits Adamawa Lawmakers to Continue Impeachment Proceedings against Nyako



A High court sitting in Yola, the Adamawa state capital has thrown out a suit filed by the state Governor, Murtala Nyako seeking to restrain the state House of Assembly from proceeding with the impeachment move against him until the determination of the substantive suit.

According to The Guardian, ruling on the application filed on behalf of Nyako by his counsel, Justice Ambrose Mamadi, who is the acting Chief Judge of the state, said that the lawmakers did not breach any provisions of Section 188 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

He added that the application was aimed to pre-empt the legislators, who had 24 hours earlier instructed the acting CJ to constitute a seven-man panel to investigate the 20 charges of gross misconduct levelled against the governor and another six counts of similar charges brought against the deputy governor.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has celebrated the ruling.

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