ADAMAWA :Nyako impeached , deputy Ngilari resigns, Speaker sworn in as Acting Governor.

Adamawa State House of Assembly has impeached the Governor of the State, Murtala Nyako,whilst his deputy,Bala Ngilari handed in his letter of resignation few hours before the Assembly took the decision for their sack Nyako’s impeachment on Tuesday was premised on the Assembly finding him guilty of charges of gross misconduct and misappropriation of funds. The House while sitting at plenary on Tuesday said that their action was taken after having reviewed the report of a seven man panel of inquiry set up to investigate allegations of financial impropriety against the governor and his deputy,noting that the panel was set up by the assembly to shape democracy in Nigeria and the state in particular. The governor and his deputy did not however appear before the panel headed by Mr Bala kaigama,but it still conduted its assignment with only the legislature appearing before it. At Tuesday sitting ,18 out of 25 members of the Adamawa House of Assembly voted to remove Governor Nyako from office under section 188 of the Nigerian Constitution and the Speaker, Hon Umaru Fintiri therein announced his impeachment. The Speaker, Hon Fintiri was subsequently sworn in by the acting chief Justice of Adamawa State in the evening of the same day as acting governor under section 191,sub section 2 of the Nigerian Constitution for a maximum period of three months during which a new governor would be elected in the State. Meanwhile, the deputy speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly,Hon Kwamoti B.laori is expected to take over the duties of the SPEAKER at the House of Assembly.

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