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Supreme Court Dismisses Nyako’s Appeal For Reinstatement As Governor Of Adamawa State

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking an order reinstating him to office to enable him to complete his truncated second term.

Mr. Nyako still had ten months left to spend in office when he was removed by the Adamawa State House of Assembly on July Fifteen, 2014.

The seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Tanko Muhammad held in its judgment that it agreed with the earlier decision of the Court of Appeal that declared Nyako’s removal from office as illegal, but that it was unable to reinstate him because of the “special facts” of the case while it was before the lower court.

The Supreme Court explained in its lead judgment read by Justice Dattijo Mohammed that the appeal had to fail because Mr. Nyako’s lawyer had compromised the case at the Court of Appeal by withdrawing the prayer seeking the ex-governor’s reinstatement.

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