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.
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.
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.