Nyako’s Impeachment: Muslim Council, traditional rulers want dialogue

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 10th, 2014

Governor Murtala Nyako

The Muslim Council of Nigeria in Adamawa has called for dialogue in resolving the dispute between the state legislature and executive arms in the interest of peace, unity and development in the state.

The call came after the state House of Assembly constituted a seven-man panel led by the state Acting Chief Judge, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Governor Murtala Nyako and his Deputy, Bala Ngilari.

Speaking to NAN on the outcome of the council’s meeting in Yola on Thursday, one of the members of the council and National Chairman of Jama’atul Izalatul Bidiah Wa Iquamatus Sunna (JIBWIS), Shiekh Bala Lau, said the group was concerned about the development and called for an amicable resolution of the matter.

Governor Murtala Nyako

Governor Murtala Nyako

“Our state is under State of Emergency and this face-off between the Legislature and Executive is further heating the system and creating tension in the state.

“We are against the removal of the Governor; we are against the removal of the Deputy Governor, as such action could lead to more crisis in the state,” Lau said.

He said the council had been trying to reach out to the parties concerned “to see reason and sheathe their sword, particularly at this holy Ramadan period”.

He said if necessary, clerics and traditional rulers in the state were ready to mediate in the matter. Lau urged the people of the state to use the Ramadan period to pray for peace in the state and the country.

Similarly, the Adamawa Traditional Council has called for dialogue in resolving the political crisis. The council made the call in a statement at the end of its meeting in Yola on Thursday.

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