The Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said Wednesday’s ruling by a Federal High Court sacking Acting Governor Umar Fintiri of Adamawa is a welcome development for the state.
An Abuja Federal High Court had ordered that former deputy governor, Bala Ngilari, be sworn in immediately as the state governor, thereby nullifying his alleged resignation from office before the impeachment of ex-Governor Murtala Nyako.
The state Chairman of APC, Binta Garba, said in Yola on Wednesday that with the outcome of Mr. Ngilari’s case, the party was hopeful that Mr. Nyako, who is also challenging his removal, would return.
“One down, we are looking to the next judgment regarding Nyako with full hope.
“Once more, the judiciary deserves commendation for checking impunity,” Ms. Garba said.
He said the judgment had affected the party’s rally scheduled for the day in Yola.
“We will ask dignitaries yet to arrive to stop coming, but our flag bearer will go to the venue now to show appreciation to party faithful that turned up for the rally.”
Also reacting to the development, the state Secretary of PDP, Tahir Shehu, said whether the election held or not, it was a “win win” situation for the party.
“Whatever the case is, it is a win win for PDP.”
Meanwhile, the staff of the deputy governor’s office were seen jubilating over the development while in other government offices and the state capital, people gathered in groups to discuss the matter.