10 Oct 2014

New Adamawa Governor, Bala Ngilari sacks ALL political appointees

The new Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari has hit the ground running by carrying out his first assignment since becoming governor barely 24 hours after being sworn-in.

Governor Ngilari on Thursday dissolved the State Executive Council and also sacked all other political appointees in the state.

The decision which according to him takes immediate effect also advises all those involved to hand over government property in their possession to permanent secretaries who have been mandated to take charge.

Governor Ngilari was sworn-in on Wednesday after a Federal High Court in Abuja sacked the Acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri and ordered him to take over.

The court, in its ruling, said that the Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Mr Bala Ngilari, did not resign his position before the former governor Murtala Nyako was impeached.

The court has also declared that the swearing in of former Acting Governor, Umaru Fintiri, was illegal and unconstitutional and ordered the immediate vacation of the Government House by the Acting Governor

The court also ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should not conduct the by-election slated for October 11.

Mr Fintiri was sworn-in as the Acting Governor after the House impeached the state governor, Murtala Nyako, on allegations of financial impropriety against him and his deputy, Bala Ngilari.


Credit: ChannelsNews

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