Nyako reacts to impeachment, insists Ngilari is still Adamawa Deputy Governor

Ousted Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, has reacted to his sudden removal from office by the PDP dominated state House of Assembly.

Reacting to the development through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ahmad Sajoh, on Tuesday, the ex- governor said he had accepted his fate but insisted that his Deputy, Bala Ngilari did not resign.

DailyPost reports that Nyako has been in troubled water over his continued stay in office following allegation of gross misconduct levelled against him and his Deputy by the PDP dominated state Assembly.

Meanwhile, Nyako’s statement, issued by his spokesman moments after the state lawmakers impeached him ,says, “Praise be to Allah, we accept what has happened. This is the judgment of man; we should all remember that there is God’s judgment in the hereafter.

The statement reads in full, “We wish to state categorically that Section 306 (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as Amended requires that the deputy governor resigns not to the House of Assembly but to the governor.

“As of the time the supposed resignation was said to have been tendered in the House, Murtala Nyako was the Governor of Adamawa State.

“No such letter was written to him, none was received by him and none was approved by him. It should therefore be known that in the eyes of the Law, the deputy governor has not resigned. Bala James Ngillari is still the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State.

“This clarification is necessary to avert another subversion of the Constitution since the other processes relating to the impeachment saga have all been in contravention of the Constitution and the Law,” the statement added.

Posted By Valentino Godwin


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