Nyako And Fintiri In Exchange of Words Over Nyako’s Impeachment

Former Governor of Adamawa state, Muritala Nyako and removed Acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri have disagreed on the details of the impeachment of the former Governor and the alleged resignation of then Deputy governor, Bala Ngilari.

Ahmed Sakoh, spokesman to Nyako had issued a statement on his behalf in which he stated that Ngilari’s victory at the Federal High Court was an affirmation of the illegality carried out by the state Assembly in the name of impeachment. He also said that with the judgement, he is confident that he will also be vindicated in court.
“This is a further testimony to the fact that the entire process associated with the purported impeachment saga had been just series of acts characterized by extreme illegality and political brigandage”, he said.
“The process of the reversal of all the series of illegalities connected with the supposed impeachment saga has only just commenced and will continue until it culminates with the return of Governor Nyako to Government House, Yola”
However, Solomon Kumangar, the chief press secretary to Fintiri accused Nyako of ‘unprovoked attack’ on the legislative arm of government.
he said that the former Governor was given adequate time to reply to the allegations against him and that the 7 man panel was properly constituted.

“I must make it abundantly clear that the impeachment process that led to the ouster of the former governor followed due process and was completely guided by the constitution. The state legislature exhausted all available avenues for conflict resolution before resorting to its last option, which was impeachment. Those shedding crocodile tears and using propaganda to blackmail the state legislature are engaged in a baseless and futile action”

Fintiri became the Acting Governor of the state after Nyako was impeached and deputy governor, Bala Ngilari allegedly resigned his office.The Federal High court reinstated Ngilari last week after it found that his resignation was not addressed to the Governor as required by the constitution.

Fintiri has since returned to the state Assembly as speaker but is contesting the decision of the Federal High court at the court of Appeal.

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