Jonathan, Nasarawa Speaker, PDP chieftain meet

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 24th, 2014
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday held a closed-door meeting with the Speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Musa Mohammed and the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

There have been street protests by youths in the state following moves by the state House of Assembly to impeach Governor Tanko Al-Makura.

The governor is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The lawmakers on Wednesday asked the state Chief Judge to raise a panel to investigate al-Makura on 16 charges of gross abuse of public office.

But speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with the President, the Speaker, who was accompanied by some principal officers of the House of Assembly, declined to give details of the meeting.

He said: “It is a private visit. I don’t have the mandate of the State Assembly to brief the press. The Chairman of the House Committee on Information has the mandate to speak to the press on anything concerning impeachment.”

Secondus, who emerged from the President’s office few minutes later also declined to give details of the discussion at the meeting.

“It’s consultation. I can’t say whatever now. We are consulting,” he stated.


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