Impeachment: Nassarawa Assembly Changes Gear

. Sends Representatives To Investigative Panel
As events unfold in the impeachment drama that has enveloped Nassarawa State, the House of Assembly which had vowed not to appear before the seven-member panel investigating impeachment charges against Governor Umaru Al-Makura, on Tuesday changed gear as it sent a six-man legal team to represent it before the panel.
The assembly’s team is lead by Ocha Ulegede while it has has John Mathew, P. A. Daffi, Steven Idikwu, Ache Obande and Abraham Aruta as members.
The legal team arrived the venue of the sitting around 8.45 a.m. and occupied the seats marked for members of the Nassarawa State House of Assembly.
When the panel commenced sitting on Monday, the Chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Information, Baba Ibaku, had stated that the lawmakers would not appear before the panel because of alleged constitutional breach by the Chief Judge (CJ), Suleiman Dikko, in the composition of the panel.
The Yusuf Usman led panel however gave the lawmakers a 24-hour ultimatum to appear before it.
At Monday’s sitting, Noruka Udechukwu, Governor Al Makura’s counsel drew the panel’s attention to paragraph 7 subsection c of its guidelines which states that “where the House of Assembly fails or neglects to appear and lead evidence in proof of allegations, the panel upon proof of service may dismiss the allegation.”

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