BREAKING: Adamawa Governorship election to hold October

Acting Governor Of Adamawa state, Ahmed Fintiri

The election of a new governor for Adamawa State will hold October 11, 2014, nearly three months after Murtala Nyako was removed by state lawmakers, the state Residential Electoral Commissioner, Kasim Gaidam, has announced.

Mr. Nyako was impeached alongside his deputy July 15 after a prolonged battle with members of the State House of Assembly over allegation of corruption and mismanagement.

The governor was found guilty of all 16 charges levelled against him by the lawmakers; and his removal paved the way for the speaker of the state assembly, Umaru Fintiri, to take over as acting governor.

Mr. Fintiri has announced further probe of Mr. Nyako.

Under the Nigerian Constitution, a new governor or president must to be elected within 90 days in the event of an impeachment of a former holder of the office.

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