Governor Murtala Nyako and his Deputy, Bala Ngilari, Friday, failed to appear before the seven-member panel investigating allegations of gross mis-conduct levelled against them by the state House of Assembly.
Messrs. Nyako and Ngilari were invited on Thursday by the panel to appear at the conference hall of the Federal Secretariat Complex in Yola, the new venue finally secured by the panel.
Meanwhile the state Assembly appeared before the panel on Friday. The Assembly was represented by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Duro Adeyede, and 16 others. It also sent the Chairman of its committee on Public Accounts, Thelma Wafarinyi, as a witness.
Mr. Wafarinyi tendered 23 exhibits including a video recording as evidence against Mr. Nyako, while he also submitted 6 exhibits as evidence against Mr. Ngilari.
The panel on Thursday placed a notice of invitation signed by the panel’s secretary, Binanu Esthon, at the main entrance of the offices of the governor and his deputy, requesting them to appear before the panel. The notice placed at the gates stated that the panel will seat at the Medical and Health Workers Union building along Army Barracks road. Both men did not attend the sitting.