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Impeachment Protest: Police Beef Up Security In Lafia, Other Council Areas

Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

Following the outbreak of law and order owing to planned impeachment of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, of Nasarawa by the state’s House of Assembly, security has been beefed up in Lafia, the state capital and other local government areas in the state.

The new development our Correspondent gathered was sequel to pro –Al –Makura protests which some youths staged on Wednesday and Thursday. The last protest however claimed three lives.

The impeachment notice which has been endorsed by 20 out of 24 state legislators hinged the house action on gross financial misconduct, illegal transfer of money, bloated contracts among other alleged illegal conducts by the embattled governor.

The paramount traditional ruler of Lafia on Thursday promised the protesting youths to wade into the crisis between the Governor and the legislators.

Governor Al-Makura in the heat of the impeachment saga against him, later on Tuesday after the sack of former Adamawa state Governor, Muritala Nyako left the state for Abuja to seek President Goodluck Jonathan’s support to prevail on the legislators to stop the impeachment plot.

He has since denied ever approaching the President for such assistance.

Earlier on Wednesday, the governor, through his media aide, Abdulhamid Kwarra had accused the presidency of being behind his impeachment ordeal.

Kwarra attributed the governor’s present travail to both internal and external factors, adding that “Abuja is the mastermind of this development to destabilize APC control States in the country.”


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