The Adamawa State House of Assembly in Yola has impeached the state Governor Murtala Nyako on the premise that the governor is guilty of gross misconduct.
Eighteen out of the 24 members of the Assembly voted to impeach the governor after adopting the report of the seven-man panel set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the governor and his deputy, Bala Ngilari.
Ngilari, however, submitted his letter of resignation to the Assembly on Tuesday morning, hours before the lawmakers could sack him and his principal.
In the absence of the governor and the resignation of the deputy, the constitution provides that the Speaker of the House will become the acting governor of the state.
A competent source said the State Assembly Speaker, Ahmadu Fintiri, would be sworn in as the governor by 4 pm today (Tuesday 15th July 2014).