Impeachments Could Cause Tension In Nigeria—Atiku Warns PDP


Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has criticised the impeachment of the governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, by the State House of Assembly on Tuesday.

The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said the wielding of impeachment stick on opposition by the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, will only cause tension in the country.

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Atiku, in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja, by his media aide feared that the excessive use of power by the PDP-led federal government could tampered with the country’s democratic setting.

He warned the ruling PDP not to use impeachment against elected public office holders to settle scores.

Atiku hails from Adamawa.

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Nyako was removed from office after the House deliberated on the report of a seven-man panel instituted to probe his alleged financial excesses. His deputy, Bala James Ngilari, had earlier resigned on Tuesday morning before he (Nyako) was booted out of office.

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  1. Well said Atiku, The PDP should please take it easy we know they have the whole powers but when using it they should think of the ordinary Nigerians. God Bless Nigeria

  2. Atiku is right. Nyako is out, what next? I feel what we should be asking ourselves is why now? The people of Adamawa have been complaining years back over his level of incompetency under his administration as a PDP governor and nothing was done about it. Why is his impeachment now coming now as an APC governor? It is obvious there is political interest behind his impeachment and it is definitely not for the interest of the people of Adamawa. I must say impeachment is a normal exercise in any democracy but any induced impeachment is undemocratic and it will lead us nowhere.


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