Tuesday, 15 July 2014


-The Power Play And Intrigues That Led To His Impeachment

Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako, has been impeached by the Adamawa State House of Assembly, while his deputy, James Ngilari voluntarily resigned before the house could impeach him along with Nyako. It may be recalled that the investigative panel exonerated the Deputy Governor while it indicted Governor Murtala Nyako of impeachable allegations leveled against him by the PDP controlled parliament. It is just a matter of time before the curtain dropped on Nyako. The vultures baying for his blood had him where they wanted, and it was in a bad place.

Last weekend, there were strong indications that the seven-man panel set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Mr. Bala Ngilari, had indicted the governor but absolved the deputy. It was learnt that the panel set up by the immediate past acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, to investigate allegations levelled against the duo arrived at the decision after reviewing exhibits tendered by members of the State House of Assembly, who are the complainants. The governor and his deputy neither attended the three hearings nor did they send a representative.

Perhaps in an attempt to preempt the outcome of the committee’s report, the governor had approached the court to file an appeal. A source privy to this confided in The ELITES that “Governor Nyako knew from the onset that the committee working in tandem with the House, had a predetermined outcome which is to indict the governor to pave the way for his impeachment.
Last Thursday, the House met and passed a resolution, by Friday, the same judge constituted the panel, this is definitely more than meets the eye.

Apparently, Nyako did not read the script very well. Politics is a game, and Nyako, given his wealth of experience as a military tactician, where he rose to become an Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff, when most, if not all the members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, including President Goodluck Jonathan were still in their diapers or walking shoelessly in the village, he ought to know how the game of politics is played.

The melodrama reached a crescendo with the resignation of the deputy governor who is supposed to step in as Nyako finally get the boots! This has made choreographer find it difficult to organise a specific dance for this ordoriferous and malapropos dance drama. Now that both the Nyako and his Deputy have been swept away, the Speaker is expected to step in, in an acting capacity as governor for three months, after which an election shall be conducted. 

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