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Impeachment Latest: Nyako Declares 2-Day Public Holiday, Lawmaker Says Action Mischievous

Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako

The embattled Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Murtala Nyako, has declared Monday and Tuesday as work-free days in the state.

The latest move by the Governor is speculated to be a frantic move to avert his impeachment and Deputy, James Ngilari. by the state House of Assembly.

Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako

Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako

A statement issued on Sunday by his Chief of Staff, A. Abba, stated: “His Excellency, Governor Murtala Nyako, has approved Monday, July 7 and Tuesday, July 8 as work-free days in Adamawa State”.

“This is to enable the people of the state to reflect on the current happenings in the country and to use the period to offer special prayers for peace in the state and the country”, the statement explained.

Nyako’s action came after perceiving that the Acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, might inaugurate today the seven-member panel he set up on Friday to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct against the governor and his Deputy.

But the Deputy Majority Leader of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Adamu Kamale, reacted that the governor was merely ‘mischievous’ by declaring the public holiday.

Kamale stated, “The issue now is not before the House. There may be mischief to this in whichever way you look at it. But, already, the (acting) Chief Judge has set up the seven-man panel to investigate the Governor and his Deputy and there is no way they can block the jurist.

“In addition, praying to God is supposed to be a daily affair as most of our religions are practising it. For two days to be set aside as praying days, well, I don’t know his intention. I will have to read the statement, probably I can pick something from it,” Kamale told Punch.

Governor Nyako and allegations of financial misappropriation has been in the news about three weeks ago. This has resulted to freezing of the state’s account and exchange of words, accusations and counter accusations between the Governor and Presidency.



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