The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has ordered the state’s Chief Judge, Suleiman Dikko, to constitute a panel to investigate Governor Tanko Al-Makura as accused by lawmakers of committing impeachable offences.
State lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against the governor last week, accusing him of 16 offences and the seven-man panel to be named by the chief judge will examine the charges.
The directive to the chief judge was issued by the Speaker of the state assembly, Musa Mohammed, (PDP – Nasarawa Central), after a motion moved by the majority leader Godiya Akwashiki (PDP), representing Nasarawa Eggon West constituency.
The motion, which was supported by Mohammed Baba Ibaku (PDP), representing Udege Loko constituency, was unanimously adopted by the 20 PDP lawmakers in the state assembly.
The motion was however rejected by all four All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers in the house.
The investigative committee is expected to report to the House within seven days.