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Published On: Thu, Jul 17th, 2014

Adamawa impeachment: APC heads to court

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apc logoBy Umar Muhammad Puma

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the impeached former governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako, has not committed any impeachable offence to warrant his removal, even as it accused President Goodluck Jonathan of destroying opposition strongholds to ensure his re-election in 2015.

“The entire impeachment of governor Nyako is so fraught with irregularities, bias, judicial contradictions and in violation of every procedural and constitutional provisions that it is the worst manifestation of impunity. We intend to mount an immediate and rigorous challenge to this gross injustice to the party and people of Adamawa State.

The party, in a world press conference in Abuja yesterday, read by the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said Jonathan administration has committed as many times the same offences being counted against Nasarawa state governor Tanko Al-Makura, who is currently under threat of impeachment.

“Right now as we speak, over N500 million has allegedly been moved to Nasarawa to induce the state’s lawmakers to impeach Gov. Al-Makura, and in Edo, each lawmaker has allegedly been offered 75 million Naira to impeach Gov. Adams Oshiomhole.

“Our party cannot fold it arms and allow enemies of democracy to truncate our hard earned democracy. Nyako’s allege impeachment offences were committed five years ago, and were not even impeachable when he was in the PDP, but the moment he decamped to the APC, they became impeachable.”

The party accused the ruling party carried out evil machination in Ekiti and Adamawa, adding “They have carried it to Nasarawa, and they have Edo, Osun and Rivers in their sights.”

“What is Gov. Al-Makura of Nasarawa being threatened with impeachment for? Allegations of extra-budgetary expenditure, the same offence that President Jonathan has committed many times.

“In fact, on only on the 10th of July 2014, the Senate passed a resolution asking President Goodluck Jonathan to prepare and submit to the National Assembly supplementary budget to cover the over expenditure in the sum of N90.693 billion (US$585 billion) for PMS subsidy 2012 and the sum of N685.910 billion (US$4.430 billion) for Kerosene (DPK) subsidy expended without appropriation by the National Assembly in 2012 and 2013!” APC chairman said.

 

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