by James Sambo
Bala Ngilari, the deputy governor of Adamawa State during the governorship of the now impeached Murtala Nyako, has been sworn in as the new governor of the state.
The acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, swore Mr. Ngilari in on Wednesday, hours after a federal court in Abuja sent the speaker of the state House of Assembly, and acting governor, Umar Fintiri, packing.
Fintiri took over after the impeachment of Mr. Nyako and the controversial “resignation” of the deputy, Ngilari. Ngilari then complained that his “resignation” letter, constitutionally required to have gone to Nyako, was instead received and acted upon by the speaker, Mr. Fintiri.