The Nigeria main opposition political party, All Progressives Congress has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of bribing the members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly with $300,000 each to impeach the former Governor, Murtala Nyako.
The National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie Oyegun raised the allegations at a news conference in Abuja
Odigie-Oyegun, said the removal of Nyako was fraught with discrepancies but it was all aimed at promoting the re-election bid of Jonathan in 2015.
He said in the first place, the accusations levelled against Nyako were offences he allegedly committed over five years ago while he was still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.
He said the offences were brought to the fore because Nyako was now a member of the APC and obviously opposed to the re-election bid of Jonathan.
Odigie-Oyegun said the Jonathan administration had also moved money into Nasarawa and Edo States to induce the lawmakers to impeach and remove Governors Umaru Al-Makura and Adams Oshiomhole respectively.
He said of the monetary inducements: “In Adamawa, each member of the State House of Assembly was allegedly given $300,000 as part payment to impeach Gov. Nyako; some N500 million has allegedly been moved to Nasarawa to induce the state’s lawmakers to impeach Gov. Al-Makura, and in Edo, each lawmaker has allegedly been offered N75 million to impeach Gov. Adams Oshiomhole.”
Odigie-Oyegun said such impunities by the President has continued unabated with the use of state machineries for the oppression of the opposition.