Reinstatement bid: Murtala Nyako to know fate December 16

The Supreme Court has fixed December 16, 2016 to deliver judgement in the appeal filed by former governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) against his removal as governor of the state.

Nyako is seeking to be reinstated as governor of the state to complete his tenure after his impeachment was quashed by the Court of Appeal.

The apex court fixed the date yesterday after counsel to both parties in the appeal adopted their respective briefs of arguments for and against the appeal.

While the appellant counsel, Mr. Uchema Nwokedi (SAN) urged the seven-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to uphold the appeal, those for the respondents separately asked the court to dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit.

Arguing the appeal yesterday,  Nwokedi urged the court to take into consideration, the damage that was done to the constitution by the lawmakers in their desperate resolve to impeach the former governor and to ensure that such impunity never repeats itself again.

He said the only way to compensate his client for the damage done to him was to reinstate him as governor of the state.

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