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Politics Adamawa: PDP Advises Members To Obey Court Sacking Of Fintiri



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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday in Abuja called on its members in Adamawa to obey the court verdict that sacked the Adamawa acting Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Fintiri.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, made the call while reacting to the court order delivered on Wednesday in Abuja.

Fintiri, the former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, assumed leadership of the state, when former Governor Murtala Nyako was impeached on grounds of financial irregularities.

His deputy, Mr Bala Ngilari, however, however, went to court, seeking an order to be sworn in as substantive governor of the state.

Fintiri had been sworn in as governor in July on the ground that the deputy governor resigned from the office during the impeachment process of ex-Governor Nyako.

But the Federal High Court in Abuja, in its verdict, ordered Fintiri's removal as acting governor and ordered that the former Deputy Governor, Bala Ngilari, be sworn in as governor.

According to the court, the earlier resignation of the state deputy governor, is not in compliance with the constitution.

"The PDP is a law-abiding party, and we have therefore advised our members to obey accordingly.

"As is being done in every legal matter, there is right of appeal, but in the meantime, the PDP has enjoined our members to obey the decision of the court,’’ Metuh said.

The PDP spokesman stressed that the paramount thing for the party was for peace to be enthroned in Adamawa.

He urged the new governor, who was sworn in earlier in the day, to pursue peace and progress of the state.

He, however, said the state had its own fair share of political turmoil, adding that this was part of its political challenges.

He enjoined the new governor to ensure peace and unity in Adamawa, which he said, were needed by the people.

Metuh urged the chairman of PDP Adamawa chapter to ensure that the party and the people remained united in the state.

"As a PDP member, we can only say to the former Deputy Governor to continue to pursue the party's programmes for the benefit of the people,’’ he said.

The court also ordered INEC to stop the Adamawa governorship by-election slated for October 11.

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