Nasarawa House of Assembly list 16 impeachable offences against Gov. Al-makura

gov. Al-makura notice of impeachment

On Tuesday,it was reported that the Nasarawa state Lawmakers served Governor Tanko Al-makura a notice of impeachment. The latest development is that the Nasarawa State House of Assembly has listed 16 impeachable
offences against Governor Tanko Al-Makura.

The charges include missing funds from the Local Government
Joint Account from June, 2011 to April, 2012 and Local
Government Joint Account from January to July, 2013.

According to the impeachment notice, the action of the governor
was a gross violation of section 162 (7 and 8) of the 1999
constitution of federal republic of Nigeria as amended.

The impeachment notice which was co-signed by 20 members of
the Assembly out of 24 also stated that the governor’s action
violated the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, 1999, as
amended.

Others allegations leveled against the governor included Mis-
Appropriation/Misapplication of funds from the Local Government
Joint Account, Local Government SURE-P Fund and Transfer of
Local Government Sure-P Fund to a fixed deposit account
respectively.

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Also included in the allegations were diversion of unappropriated
state Sure-P funds to payment of various expenditure including the
payment of D .T .A to governor and the first lady’s trip to Abuja to
the tune of N13,205,000.

He was also accused of falsifying the state’s financial report for
the year 2011, divertion and misapplication of flood fund, release
of fund to NASIEC for the payment of salaries and other
expenditure even in the absence of appropriation of funds to
NASIEC, all described as gross misconduct.

However, a women group comprising Federation of Muslim Women
Association of Nigeria, Christian Association of Nigeria,Women
Wing and Women of Nasarawa State and Mothers of Nasarawa
State and Women for Change, Nasarawa State, which was
spearheaded by the Coordinator, Hajiya Hajara Danyaro, slammed
moves by the legislators to boot governor Al-Makura from
Government House.

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The coordinator said the state’s women voted massively for the
lawmakers on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and
voted for Al-Makura on the platform of the All Progressives
Congress describing the action of the lawmakers as uncalled for.
Danyaro who accused the PDP of masterminding the
impeachment.

According to her, President Jonathan visited the state on Monday
to commission Ola Rice Farm at Rukubi area of Doma local
government area, coinciding with the time the lawmakers released
the impeachment notice.
She accused the president of stealing over N18bn and described
lawmakers in the state as armed robbers.

Meanwhile, a former member in the state house of assembly, Mary
Nwogulu, condemned the action of the lawmakers as
embarrassing.

According to her, Al-makura has done a lot for the people of there
state and wondered why the lawmakers could plot an ill-timed evil
against the governor.

She appealed with the lawmakers to have a re-think and put aside
the impeach plot for the interest of peace, unity and development
to strive in the state.

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Similarly, people in some constituencies of Doma Central, Doma
South, Wamba and Akwanga West and Akwanga North and Keana
and Kokona East have begun process to recall their members over
on-going moves to sack Al-makura.

The people in a statement monitored on the state radio,
Nasarawa Broadcasting Service, said they had commenced
collation of signatories from various members of their
constituencies to be forwarded to INEC for verification.