The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has reiterated its resolve to see through the impeachment process it initiated against Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura if he does not give satisfactory answers to the allegations of misappropriation and constitutional breach levelled against him.
This is even as it was learnt that the governor might be impeached from Abuja.
The chairman, House Committee on Information and Security, Hon. Mohammed Baba Ibaku, who stated this yesterday in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, said no amount of demonstration and protests by hirelings of Gov. Al-Makura, would deter the Assembly from carrying out its constitutional obligation.
“We are not going to reconsider our decision because it is not based on any sentiment,” he stressed, adding “the fact that he (Al-Makura) paid people to dance on the streets is far from addressing the issue at hand”.
Meanwhile, the lawmakers have reportedly resorted to operating from the nation’s capital to avoid distraction following protests in most parts of the state by citizens against their plot to remove the governor.
A credible source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said despite a Supreme Court ruling that says a governor’s impeachment proceedings cannot be executed outside the state’s assembly complex, the lawmakers relocated to Abuja for ‘certain strategic reasons’.