Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Mr. James Bala Ngilari, have reportedly turned to former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to save them from the axe of impeachment presently dangling over their heads.
The Adamawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday accused Nyako and Ngilari of gross misconduct in its notices of impeachment served on the two leaders. The notices, it was gathered would now be served through substituted service following the absence of the duo from the state.
It was learnt that the embattled governor yesterday visited Atiku in his Asokoro, Abuja residence, begging him to intervene in the political impasse. Nyako was said to have visited the former vice president in company of the former Chairman of the EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and the Chairman, Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon. Binta Koji.
It was further learnt that the trio went into a closed door meeting soon after the governor arrived Atiku’s residence.
It was gathered that Atiku would plead with the legislators to sheathe their swords by saving the jobs of both the governor and his deputy.
“Where this fails, we hope that the former vice president will ask his loyalists to withdraw their signatures. Once he does that, the impeachment process will collapse because the requisite number for it to continue will have been lost”, a source close to the meeting said.
According to the source, both Nyako, Ngilari and the legislators were in Abuja for the reconciliation meeting.