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Bid To Impeach Nyako, Deputy Suffers As Court Frustrates Process

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, (THEWILL) - A State High Court in Yola, Adamawa State Thursday frustrated the impeachment proceedings launched by the House of Assembly against Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Mr. Bala Ngilari.

Presiding judge Ambrose Mammadi, who is also the acting chief Judge of the state, approved two injunctions filed by the Governor and his political party, the All Progressives Party (APC), seeking to stop the impeachment.

Nyako and the APC through their counsel, Mr. Jerry Owe, sought an interim order restraining the house or its agents from taking any further action towards impeaching or removing the governor and his deputy from office, pending the determination of the motion on notice.

The Assembly had listed about 26 allegations of gross misconduct against the governor and his deputy.

The Adamawa State chapter of APC also sought an order barring three lawmakers of the party that defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) questioning the illegality of their action.

The two interim injunctions granted by the judge are effective from June 26, 2014 till July 02, 2014.