Nasarawa Assembly serves Al-Makura impeachment notice

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 14th, 2014
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Lawmakers at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Monday passed a motion directing the clerk of the House to serve Governor Umaru Tanko Al)Makura with an impeachment notice.

Sixteen of the 24 members rushed back from an ongoing recess and held a plenary session that lasted only about 12 minutes where they discussed only one item – the impeachment process, which was raised under Matters of Public Interest.

The House said the impeachment process became necessary after a report of a recent probe by an adhoc comnittee of the House indicted AlMakura over alleged “gross misconduct” and “Abuse of Office.”

Twenty of the 24 members; all of them members of the PDP signed the impeachment.

The House resolved and directed the clerk to process and to serve the Governor with an impeachment notice, and to copy the judiciary to commence judicial processes towards the planned impeachment.

Speaker Musa Ahmed Mohammed who explained the urgency and importance of the issue recalled members back from the recess, did not however say when the House will return for further deliberations on the matter.

The session held as the state was awaiting the arrival of President Goodluck Jonathan who is in the state to commission a farm owned by a foreign investor.

 

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