Nyako congratulates Ngilari, says he’s sure of returning to office

Ousted governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, has expressed satisfaction with the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja nullifying the alleged his former deputy, Bala Ngilari.

The court ordered that Mr. Ngilari be sworn in to office to replace the acting governor, Umar Fintiri.

In a statement by his media aide, Ahmad Sajoh, the former governor said the judgement was “a further testimony that the entire process associated with his purported impeachment saga had been just series of acts characterised by extreme illegality and political brigandage.”

Mr. Nyako, who has been outside the country since his ouster from office, had faulted the procedure of Mr. Ngilari resignation. He had said his erstwhile deputy ought to have addressed his resignation letter to him (Nyako) and not the Speaker of the House of Assembly.

The court faulted the procedure in the judgement and ordered that the former deputy governor be sworn in.

“Buoyed by a system that promotes impunity and abuse of all legal and constitutional procedures, the law makers in Adamawa State took it upon themselves to abuse all known legal norms to enthrone a regime anchored on illegalities,” Mr. Nyako said.

Noting that the judgement was the first step towards correcting the wrongs of the House of Assembly, the statement said the governor was confident that the Nigerian judiciary would further confirm the injustices associated with his purported removal was done in a manner akin to coup d’tat.

The statement said, “We wish to observe that this is the first step in the judicial process of correcting the wrongs of the Adamawa State House of Assembly. We are confident that the Nigerian judiciary will further confirm the injustices associated with the purported removal of Governor Murtala Nyako which was done in a manner akin to a civilian coup d’état.

“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.”

The former governor congratulated Mr. Ngilari on the judgement and advised him to take up the responsibilities of his new office with his famed patience and humility.

“He should be mindful of the nature of Adamawa State as a diverse and plural society and therefore rule the people with justice, fairness and the fear of God,” the statement added.

“The new Governor is further advised to heal the deep wounds of mistrust and mutual suspicion inflicted on the people of the state by the illegal government of the Acting Governor.”

The former governor, whose tenure would have expired in May next year, called on the people of Adamawa State “to remain calm, law abiding and to extend all necessary support to the new leadership and to wish Barr Bala Ngillari success and God’s guidance in his new assignment.

“We also call on the people to pray for the new Governor and the State so that peace will be restored and the State returned to the path of progress, harmony and peaceful co-existence.

“We equally wish to assure the good people of Adamawa State that God willing, and in no too distant future, the Courts will return Admiral Murtala Nyako as the Governor of Adamawa State.”


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  • Cypo

    Your own case is very much different from James Ngilari. You were summoned by the legally constituted probe panel and you refused to appear and defend yourself, but James Ngilari was asked to resign or he will be joined in the impeachment and he agreed and went ahead to pull a fast one with the Assembly members by doing what senior party officials asked him to do (address the resignation letter to the Speaker and go to Court after the impeachment). So, Mr Nyarko the case is against you because you did not defend yourself.

    • Ola Jomo

      Iyako can still go back to the court to get his case heard. No body can denied or refused Iyako his right of seeking judgment.

      • ‘ned

        Who is Iyako please?

        • Ha

          If you don’t know him, about one-third of Nigerians know him. Between you and him who is irrelevant then?

          • ‘ned

            Nyako I know. Nigerians know Nyako but you kept saying Iyako.

          • abuasmau

            You can see he does not even know what he was writing on. People just refuse to study and insist on making un informed statements.

  • Okey

    Murtala Nyako, Atiku’s daughter posted that your removal was very deserved. Before her post, Adamawa people thronged the streets jubilating over your ouster. Rest assured that every authority in Nigeria will not be blind to the facts of your case.

  • King Andy

    Imagine Nyako still has the face to talk? This is impunity! After all the corrupt allegations leveled against him which he hasn’t been cleared of. What is he doing outside Nigeria up till now? Really, this man got no heart and he has no shame.

    • Ha

      Since Jonathan with all his atrocities has the guts to talk, anybody can talk. What Nyako did was a minor fraction of what Jonathan is doing. Count with me sir, corruption to the highest order, intentionally allowing boko haram to prosper, shielding boko haram sponsors and taking some of them to Chad, laundering money and securing illegal arms from South Africa using private jets of some religious leaders, disgracing the country, donating some territories to boko haram, intentionally allowing the abduction of chibok girls, openly supporting his corrupt minister in media chat, etc, etc, etc….

  • Smith Scott

    Where is Nyako? So GEJ can make you run away from your father land? The one you called weak made you ‘strong’ man to run away

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Nyako may be living in Fool’s Paradise over his aspiration of bouncing back as governor. Is he going to run on which party ticket?