The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the North-East has faulted the planned impeachment of the Adamawa State Governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd), saying the process is sponsored.
The National Vice Chairman of the party in the North-East zone, Babachir Lawal, who made this known while addressing a news conference in Abuja yesterday, after an emergency caucus meeting of the party, said the attempt by members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly to impeach Nyako was an illegal act being backed by the state Acting Chief Judge, Ambrose Mammadi.
The party expressed misgivings that the impeachment proceedings against the governor was being sponsored from outside the state with the sole aim of reducing the number of states controlled by the APC.
“We have discussed extensively what is happening in Adamawa State and condemned vehemently the breach of procedure in the impeachment process.
“We condemned in totality, this illegality that is being perpetrated in Adamawa State. The consequence of which we know will lead to further arrest in our community. We believe it is sponsored from outside to cause disunity in our state. While the hand is that of Esau, the voice is that of Jacob.
“We call on the President to call his attack dogs off and let our state live in peace”, Lawal said.
On the security situation in Maiduguri, the APC chieftain said the closure of the Maiduguri Airport has placed the people of the state and the entire region in danger forcing them to travel by road, thereby, exposing them to danger in the hands of insurgents and called for the immediate re-opening of the Maiduguri International Airport.
Meanwhile, the seven-member investigative panel constituted by Justice Mammadi has invited Gov. Nyako and his deputy, Bala Ngilari, to appear before it to answer allegations of gross misconduct levied against them by the assembly tomorrow, Friday.