The wind of impeachment in All Progressives Congress, APC-controlled states has swept to Nasarawa, where Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Musa Ahmed Mohammed, yesterday directed the clerk to serve Governor Tanko Al-Makura an impeachment notice.
The notice was sequel to a motion of public interest raised by the deputy majority leader of the House, Mr Yahaya Usman (PDP, Umaisha/Ugya), during plenary in Lafia.
The lawmaker had presented a document before the Assembly containing allegations of gross misconduct against the governor, which he said was signed by 20 of the 24 members of the Assembly.
“I am on my feet to raise a motion under the matter of public interest and I will go direct to read the document I have in my hand: this is a notice of impeachment of Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State for gross misconduct and for the violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended, today being the 14th July, 2014.
“Twenty members out of the 24 members of this House unanimously endorsed to serve Governor Tanko Al-Makura notice of impeachment”, Usman said.
Of the 24 state assembly members, only four are of the ruling APC in the state. The rest belong to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The speaker, who officially received the impeachment notice, said it had complied with the provisions of the 1999 constitution (as amended).
He, therefore, directed the clerk of the House, Ego Maikeffi, to serve the impeachment notice on Governor Al-Makura immediately.
He said, “In the event that Governor Tanko Al-Makura cannot be reached for service, the clerk is directed to serve him with the impeachment notice through the media”.