Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:51 pm
Yola – Members of Adamawa House of Assembly, have levelled 26 allegations of `gross misconduct’’ against Gov. Murtala Nyako and his deputy Mr Bala Ngilari.
The speaker of the Assembly, Ahmadu Fintiri had on Wednesday directed the Clerk of the House to serve the governor and his deputy with impeachment notice.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) monitoring developments in the legislature in Yola, reports that 20 allegations were levelled against Nyako and six allegations against Bala.
Some of the allegations against Nyako included diversion of N2.3 billion workers’ salary for September and October 2011, illegal deductions and diversion of N142 million emoluments of workers in May 2014.
The governor was also alleged to have squandered N4.8 billion and N7.1 billion in 2012 and 2013 respectively, through the office of the Secretary to the Government against budgetary approvals.
The legislators also accused the deputy governor of diverting N50 million released to him by the Ministry of Finance to acquire license for the exploration of solid minerals in 2008.
They also accused Bala of misleading Nyako to invest in mineral exploration that turned out to be a white elephant project.
They claimed that the deputy governor was involved in extra-budgetary expenditure to the tune of N397 million as overhead cost in 2013.
The governor and his deputy were in Abuja on official assignment when the legislators served them the impeachment notice.
Meanwhile, the situation in Yola the state capital is calm with people seen in groups discussing development.