Nyako ; Court rules impeachment null and void


By; Tina Phineas, Yola.
Court of Appeal sitting in Yola has ruled that the impeachment of Mr. Murtala Nyako as Governor of Adamawa state in 2015 was not done in accordance with the provision of the law as the governor was not served personally.
In a suit no CA/YL/29/15, the lead judgment read by Justice Tunde Ayotoye, all the Judges agreed that the Appellant was not given fear hearing in the hearing of the impeachment claim against.
The Judges averred that the governor’s right was violated and declared all the process that led to the impeachment null and void.
The court ordered that Nyako be accorded all right of the office of the Governor of Adamawa State through the period of office and be paid all his entitlement as Governor of the State while it lasted.
The court however, struck out the appeal of Nyako to be returned as Governor of the state as according to the Judges, his tenure as
governor has elapsed.
The court condemned in strong terms the impunity and arrogance of the 1st respondent and some politicians despite the order of the high court in Adamawa state stopping the move to set up a panel to investigate the governor.
The Court thereby set aside the judgment of the lower court on the impeachment of Murtala Nyako.


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