The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied reports that President Goodluck Jonathan and the party bigwigs were behind the removal of governor Nyako as well as the present ordeal of Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State.
“I challenge the main opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders to come out with their facts that President Goodluck Jonathan was involved in the impeachment saga so as to convince Nigerians and the International Community that they were sure of what they are saying or shut up and stop feeding the members of the public with tissue of lies,” said PDP National Auditor, Alhaji Adewole Adeyanju in a statement released yesterday.
“The questions we should be asking ourselves are: Did the lawmakers follow the Constitution of the land? Did they follow due process? Were they served with impeachment notices for them to defend themselves? This is mere blasphemy and it will not work. Nyako was served with impeachment notice to appear before a seven-man panel to defend himself against all the allegations levelled against him and he refused to obey, and what did he do? He went ahead to declare two days holiday for reasons best known to him, while his deputy resigned when he knew that the game was up.
“In the case of Governor Al-Makura, the House wanted to serve him impeachment notice on several occasions but he refused service before the lawmakers went ahead and published it in the newspapers. They should leave the President and our party out of their predicament; we knew nothing about it, it is democracy in action,” Adeyanju said.