Ak-Makura Runs To Jonathan Over Impeachment Plot


Embattled governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has gone to Abuja to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan, over move by the State House of Assembly to remove him from office, Leadership Newspaper reports.

Al-Mukura was served an impeachment notice by the Assembly, which is bent on impeaching him, just like his counterpart in Adamawa State, who was booted out of office on Tuesday.

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The unsettled governor reportedly left the state capital, Lafia, in a hurry on Tuesday at about 4pm and zoomed to Abuja, ostensibly to pacify President Jonathan to intervene in the matter.

However, before leaving the state on Tuesday, Al-Makura held series of meetings with his aides and party officials intent upon seeing how the impeachment impasse can be surmounted.

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“Before Al-Makura left for Abuja, notable traditional rulers in the state had converged at the guest house of the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agwai l, with a view to seeking their intervention on the matter.

“Informed sources also disclosed that a high-powered delegation of traditional rulers and other respected stakeholders in the state were expected to join Al-Makura in Abuja today so as to solicit President Jonathan’s intervention,” the paper said.

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