Gov. Jibrilla Returns To Yola After Court Judgement

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Updated December 17, 2016

Jibrilla Returns To Yola After Court JudgementAdamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, has returned to Yola, the state capital to a rousing welcome by his supporters following the Supreme Court ruling that denied Murtala Nyako’s request to be reinstated.

He thanked the people of the state for giving him the opportunity to serve.

Governor Jibrila promised that he would not be distracted by anything and would continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.

The Supreme Court on Friday, dismissed the appeal filed by the former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking for his reinstatement as governor of the state.

Mr Nyako had approached the apex court to request his reinstatement to office after ruling in his favour that his impeachment by the state House of Assembly was illegal.

He also asked that his entitlements as a governor while his tenure lasted, be paid to him.

Delivering his judgement, the lead justice, Justice Mohammed Musa, stated that the request sought by the former governor at the apex court had already been withdrawn by his counsel in the lower court.

According to him, having withdrawn the relief voluntarily at the Court of Appeal, the appellant had no basis for seeking the same relief again at the Supreme Court; he therefore dismissed the appeal in its entirety for lack of merit.