Hopes for a truce between the Adamawa State House of Assembly and Governor Murtala Nyako, dimmed on Saturday following the insistence of Adamawa Peoples Democratic Party’s stakeholders on the governor’s removal.
The small but powerful group, which comprises leaders and elders of the state chapter of the party, has insisted that nothing short of Nyako leaving office will be acceptable.
The Special Adviser to the Adamawa State Governor, Mr. Phineas Elisha, confirmed this in an interview with journalists in Yola on Saturday.
He said all the efforts to resolve the crises were being truncated by the PDP stakeholders, who were bent on removing Governor Murtala Nyako, through illegalities.
Elisha explained that the desperation showed by the group was such that they had issued open threats to PDP legislators in the House to ensure that the impeachment sails through or risk sanctions.
He said “The whole impeachment move is being staged-managed by the so-called Adamawa PDP stakeholders who are trying to draw President Goodluck Jonathan into a thing he knew nothing of.”
According to him, the governor is not deterred as he has embarked on another peace mission to Abuja where he plans to meet with his accusers to resolve the stalemate for peace to reign in Abuja.
Meanwhile, the fate of the embattled Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Bala Ngilari, now hangs in the balance.
This followed Saturday’s announcement by Buba Kaigama the Chairman of the investigative panel set up by the immediate past acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ambrose Mamedi, that the panel had concluded its public sitting.
According to the panel chairman, the panel decided to end its public sitting due to the non appearance of the respondents or their counsels even after they were served with notices of invitation.
Kaigama said “The panel will study the evidence submitted by the complainants” pledging to give fair hearing and justice to both the complainants and the respondents.
Earlier, one of the counsels to the complainants (Adamawa State House of Assembly), Mr. Leonard Zadon, tendered 23 exhibits including a video clip of the House of Assembly proceedings probing some commissioners over budget expenditures.
He urged the panel to uphold the submission so as to do justice to the people of Adamawa State.