The Adamawa State Chairman of the ?Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Joel Madaki, yesterday debunked reports accusing the party of colluding with the state House of Assembly to impeach Governor Murtala Nyako.
Speaking in Yola, Madaki, said the PDP had nothing to do with the current action of the state assembly, adding however that the lawmakers were only carrying out their constitutional responsibilities.
The party said the development in the state assembly was long waited by the people of the state following the antics of the executives which had spelt doom for the state, stressing that if the governor is found wanting following the assembly?s investigation, he and any political officers would be impeached in accordance with the constitution.
“The 1999 Nigeria Constitution provides for the impeachment of elected officers when they are found to have violated its provisions especially as it regards to corrupt practices,” Madaki ?stated.
He further stated that the governor should better face the myriad of problems befalling him which include lack of development, defection of members from his new found party, All Progressives Congress (APC), corrupt practices, injustice, rather than cast aspersion and blame on the PDP.
However, a statement by PDP also applauded the efforts of the state assembly in giving the state government two weeks to pay back the log of salaries and allowances owed teachers and other categories of workers in the state.
“The PDP gives kudos to the decision of the assembly in giving an ultimatum for the payment of civil servants two months outstanding salaries and the illegal deductions from the May 2014 salaries of workers,” the statement said.
According to the statement, the PDP implored members of the assembly to ensure that the executive implement the 2014 budget to the later ?as approved through the performance of ?their oversight functions.
“We applaud the state House of Assembly under the able leadership of Hon, Ahmadu Umar Fintiri for resolving to stay in ?the PDP, the party on whose platform they were elected rather than following Nyako to unknown destination,” PDP said.
It said the media reports in contention claimed that,”Plot against Nyako: Tukur’s son split PDP,”,stressing that ?Nyako should rather face the problems facing him instead of heating up the political system in the state.
“It is part of democracy for any erring public officer to be sanctioned in line with the constitution of Nigeria, especially as it relates to corrupt practices,? adding that the purported plan to impeach the governor as contained ?in the newspaper was figment of the reporter?s imagination.
Madaki said the Office of the Deputy Governor of the state being occupied by Mr. Bala Ngillari, who is also the leader of PDP ?in the state is not vacant.
?The PDP stakeholders in the state are not split along ethnic lines as claimed by the newspaper, rather, the stakeholders are united and focused towards wining all elections in 2015,” he stated.