Federal government has frozen all bank accounts being operated by Adamawa State government amid impeachment moves allegedly sponsored by the presidency against the state governor, Murtala Nyako.Also, the Presidency has ordered security to monitor Nyako?s movement.
Sources say that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been given this directive to effect the closure of the accounts.
In a telephone interview, the Director of Press and Public Affairs in Adamawa Government House, Ahmad Sajoh, who confirmed the development has said that the Presidency?s action has exposed the desperate efforts by President Goodluck Jonathan to witch hunt officials he perceived as enemies even if it means subjecting the electorate to hardship.
He said the closure of accounts would affect workers and salaries and social services especially during Ramadan fasting.
??President Jonathan has made it clear that the impeachment plan against Gov. Murtala Nyako must sail through and has also mandated security agents to be on the trail of the governor, who will immediately arrested by the EFCC once he is impeached and he loses his immunity,?? Nyako?s spokesman said.
It could be recalled that the governor was barred from travelling on Wednesday by flight to Abuja from Yola airport , but he tactically beat the FG security by travelling out of the capital by road.
??The president is not comfortable with the posture of Nyako who have fired salvo at the FG for not doing enough to protect the citizens. He also incurred the President?s wrath when he decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC) alongside 5 other former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),?? said Rev.Phineas Padio, APC publicity secretary in Adamawa.