Breaking: Another APC Governor gets impeachment notice

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Alhaji Tanko Al-MakuraAnother All Progressive Congress (APC) Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura is to be served impeachment notice by the State House of Assembly.

Like Adamawa State whose governor, Murtala Nyako is also facing impeachment proceedings from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dominated legislature, the Nassarawa State House of Assembly is dominated by PDP members

Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Musa Ahmed on Monday, directed the Clerk of the House to serve Gov. Al-Makura with notice of impeachment for `gross misconduct’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the development followed a motion of public interest raised by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Mr Yahaya Usman (PDP-Umaisha/Ugya) during plenary in Lafia.

Usman presented a document signed by 20 of the 24 members of the Assembly which contained the allegations of gross misconduct against the governor.

He said: “I am on my feet to raise a motion under matters of public interest and I will go directly to read the document I have in my hand.

“This is a notice of impeachment for Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state for gross misconduct.

“For violating the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, today being the 14th day of July, 2014, the 20 members of the 24 members of this house unanimously endorsed to serve Gov. Tanko Al-Makura notice of impeachment,” he said.

The Chief Whip Mr Mohammed Okpede, (PDP-Doma North) seconded the motion.

The speaker, (PDP-Nasarawa Central), who officially received the impeachment notice, said the House had complied with the provision of the constitution to serve the governor with impeachment notice.

He directed the clerk to immediately serve the notice on Al-Makura on July 14.

He said: “In the event his excellency, Gov.Tanko Al-Makura could not be reached for service, the clerk is directed to serve him with the impeachment notice through the media

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