by Dare Lawal
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly is going ahead with the plot to impeach the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.
The assembly sat for eight minutes on Wednesday during which they asked the Chief Judge, Justice Umaru Dikko, to raise a seven-man panel to investigate the financial misconduct charges raised in the impeachment notice served Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.
The session was presided over by the Speaker, Ahmed Musa.
The motion for setting up the panel was moved by the Deputy Speaker, Eleshe Agwadu, and seconded by the Chief Whip, Muhammed Ukepede. All 20 PDP lawmakers present adopted the motion. Of the 4 APC members in the house, only one, Tanko Tunga, was present at the sitting and he objected to the motion.
They subsequently directed the Clerk of the Assembly, Ego Maikeffi, to communicate the directive to the CJ.
The Speaker ruled: “Mr. Clerk, you are by this motion as seconded hereby directed to communicate the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State to constitute a seven-man panel of investigation to investigate the alleged misconduct by Umaru Tanko Al-Makura.”
The legislators reportedly arrived Lafia, the state capital Wednesday morning from Abuja where they have been since last Wednesday when the impeachment notice was served.