by Dare Lawal
The impeachment plot against the governor of Nasarawa state, Tanko Al-makura, thickened on Thursday as the speaker of the state house of assembly, Alhaji Musa Mohammed, directed the Clerk of the House, Mr. Ego Abashe, to serve the governor with his notice of impeachment through a substituted means should he remain unreachable in person.
“In the event that His Excellency, Governor Tanko Al-Makura, cannot be reached for service, the clerk is directed to serve him with the impeachment notice through the media,” he said.
Only last week, the governor of Adamawa, Murtala Nyako, was similarly impeached by the state assembly and the speaker of the house sworn-in in his stead. It took several efforts before the ex-governor was served with his impeachment notice. It was in the bid to prevent the merry-go-round which took place in Adamawa that the speaker directed that if the governor is personally unavailable to receive the notice then he should be served through the media.
Al-Makura is an APC governor but of the 24 members in the state assembly, only 4 belong to his party, while the other 20 are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Meanwhile Gov. Al-Makura has pointed accusing fingers at Aso Rock over his present predicament.
He made the disclosure through his senior special assistant on public affairs, Abdulhamid Yakubu Kwarra, while fielding questions from journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital, yesterday.
According to him, this development is meant to destabilize APC-controlled states in the country.
Kwarra said: “They are threatened by the monumental achievements of the APC administration in Nasarawa State; there is no administration that is as corrupt as the present PDP-led government in the country.
“Authorities in Abuja should stop the bull from entering a china shop. They are opening a new war front; they should address the issue of the insecurity and Chibok girls instead of chasing shadows in the country.”
He further stressed that they were exploring all the options available to them, pointing out that a situation where members of the State House of Assembly exercise their power without decorum will be highly resisted.