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Vol 47 No 21

Published 20th October 2006


All for one, not yet

Under threat of corruption charges, state governors are losing their political nerve

As the net closes in on those state governors accused of corruption and fraud, President Olusegun Obasanjo's position has strengthened markedly against his Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and most other would-be presidential candidates in next year's national elections. The impeachment of Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose (AC Vol 47 No 20) is the third since Obasanjo became President in 1999. Two more states have begun impeachment proceedings against their governors, Joshua Dariye (Plateau State) and Peter Obi (Anambra State).The swoop up is set to continue. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Nuhu Ribadu insists that he has 31 governors in his sights.

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