Appeal Court Affirms Fintiri’s Election As Adamawa Governor

A file photo of Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu-Fintiri.

 

The Appeal Court sitting in Yola, the Adamawa State capital has affirmed the decision of the lower court over the election of Umaru Fintiri as Governor of the state.

Delivering the judgment, Justice Ali Gumel ruled that the main appeal on six issues were distilled from 19 grounds.

The first being whether or not the tribunal was right to have held that the non-joinder of former Governor Mohammed Jibrilla in the petition was fatal and incompetent.

The Appeal Panel set aside the ruling of the lower tribunal and allowed issue one to succeed.

Issues 2,3,4,5 and 6 were, however, dismissed entirely.

Consequently, the appeal in itself failed and was dismissed.

Reacting to the judgement, the governor said he was elated by the ruling and called on the opposition party and others to join hands with him to move the state forward.

Alleged Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Former Adamawa Governor

Adamawa Governor, FintiriThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a former governor of Adamawa State, Mr Umar Fintiri over alleged theft, breach of public trust and money laundering.

Mr Fintiri, who is also a former Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly was drafted in acting capacity following the now nullified impeachment of former governor, Murtala Nyako.

Mr Finitri has been arraigned before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the five count charges bordering on money laundering and fraud.

Nyako runs Adamawa state like family business – Markus Gundiri

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate in last April governorship election in Adamawa State, Markus Gundiri on Wednesday said that the current governor, Murtala Nyako is running the state like a family business with less than 10 people controlling the state resources.

Mr Gundiri, who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said the governor decided to use his son “who was a serving officer in the Nigeria Navy to become his de facto Chief of staff.”

He said both the governor and his election were forced on the people of Adamawa state saying the February 4 election was manipulated in favour of Mr. Nyako.

Adamawa would have been worse than Jos had ACN produced the governor – PDP Chairman

The Adamawa State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Kugama on Wednesday Said that the crisis in Jos would have been nothing compared with what would have happened in the state had Markus Gundiri of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) won the February 4 governorship election.

Mr Kugama, who was responding to allegations of irregularities in the election engineered by the PDP, said it would have been impossible for Mr. Gundiri to have won the election.

“The aspirant and his clique have brought a religious problem in the state. Because all the people that he is moving round with are the same religion. You are a Christian, Kilba by tribe and your deputy governor, Chamba by tribe and everybody knows in this country that Adamawa State is Fulani dominated area. How can you come and win the election there?” he said.