President Jonathan, PDP Sponsored Nyako's Impeachment - Tinubu Alleges
National leader of Nigeria’s main opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has alleged that the presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP sponsored the impeachment of the governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
According to Premium Times report, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, in a statement on Friday, argued that Mr. Nyako’s crime was not the false allegations contained in the articles of impeachment, but his decision to join the APC and his letter to the Northern Governors Forum, where he accused the Jonathan-led government of genocide against the North.
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"The government savaged the governor through the media. This kangaroo impeachment is government’s way of punishing Nyako. The plan is to use the contents of the letter he wrote to the Northern Governors as a basis to try him for treasonable felony and eventually sentence him to life imprisonment.
"Nyako’s frank, if rough-edged, letter concerning the security situation apparently infuriated the monarch of Aso Villa who has
become so arrogant as to believe no opposition against him is justified, thus he has the liberty to impose his brand of injustice to crush those who oppose him," Tinubu said.
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The former governor said that Nyako's removal must be seen completely as a political move to punish him and deter others from leaving the PDP.
Arguing that Nyako's impeachment was an abuse of the constitution by the PDP and a sanction imposed against political freedom and freedom of expression, Tinubu alleged that Nigeria is gradually descending to fascism under Mr. Jonathan’s watch.
"The Presidency and the ruling PDP forcefully had their way in Adamawa. Governor Nyako has been impeached. Nigeria’s constitution suffers violence. Democracy has been setback," Tinubu explained.
Tinubu added that unless the country is urgently rescued, the president will truncate the present democratic dispensation. He therefore called on all Nigerians to act now before everyone is consumed.
Former Adamawa state governor and a member of the APC, Nyako was impeached by the his state’s house of Assembly after being accused of misconduct and misappropriation of funds. There were also reports that the Nasarawa State House of Assembly had commenced impeachment proceedings against Gov. Al-Makura.