Politics Impeachment Process Was a Distraction to Nasarawa, me and my Administration- Al-Makura



Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state on Wednesday described the unsuccessful impeachment process by the state’s House of Assembly against him as a distraction to his administration and state.

Al-Makura, who stated this at a news briefing in Lafia, said that the impeachment attempt had affected his programme in the state.

He explained that he submitted himself to the investigative panel constituted by the Chief Judge of the state, because he was a democrat, who believed in the rule of law.

He said that it was his obedience to the law that made him to honour the panel’s invitation “even though the process instituted by the lawmakers to impeach me was not coherent with the Constitution.”

He recalled that “on July 14, 2014, 20 PDP members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly began what they called my impeachment without serving me any notice as required by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

According to the governor, the assembly proceeded to advertise the notice in newspapers, and also directed the Chief Judge to set up an investigative panel.

“The advertisement contained 16 allegations of misconduct and abuse of office,” he said.

He said that the dismissal of the allegations against him by the investigative panel was not a victory for him or his political party, All Progressive Congress (APC), but victory for democracy and Nasarawa indigenes.


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