Nyako, deputy absent as impeachment panel begins sitting

The Chairman of the panel, Malam Buba Kaigama, who spoke at the venue, apologised for the one week delay in the commencement of sitting

The seven-man panel investigating the Adamawa House of Assembly allegations of gross misconduct against Governor Murtala Nyako and his Deputy, Bala Ngilari, commenced sitting in Yola, the state capital, on Friday.
The panel, constituted on July 4 by the Chief Judge, Justice Ambrose Mammdi, is sitting at the Federal Secretariat’s conference room.
The Chairman of the panel, Malam Buba Kaigama, who spoke at the venue, apologised for the one week delay in the commencement of sitting.
Kaigama, who attributed the delay to the problem of locating a venue, promised that the panel would be fair and just to all parties involved.
Neither Nyako nor his deputy was represented, while the House of Assembly was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Kwamoti Laori.
The Counsel to the Assembly, Duro Ajeleye (SAN), led Wafarninyi Theman (PDP-Hong), the only witness presented by the House in evidence.
Theman, who is the House Standing Committee Chairman on Public Accounts, gave evidence against Ngilari and Nyako.
The counsel tendered 22 exhibits against the governor and six exhibits against the deputy governor.
The panel adjourned to Saturday to enable the governor and his deputy or their representatives appear before it.

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