“This case had never had any value other than a distraction and a desire to truncate the steady march in the process of pushing Adamawa to the next level of progress and development.” – Bindow
Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla
A case filed by Dr Umar Ardo of the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) seeking tenure elongation for the Administration of Barr Bala James Ngillari of PDP has been thrown out by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
The Appellate Court considered it as lacking judicial merits for consideration.
The Court of Appeal, in throwing out the case, agreed with the lawyers of Adamawa State Government that Dr. Umar Ardo lacks the locus standi to institute the suit.
This is because he did not participate in any of the electoral processes that either brought the last government or the present government to power.
Also in the Judgment, the Court faulted Umar for filing irregular documents that does not have NBA seal on it.
Adamawa State Governor, Muhammad Umar Jibrilla, while welcoming the Judgement, described it as a triumph of truth and a manifestation of the role of the judiciary as the bastion of justice in Nigeria.
“This case had never had any value other than a distraction and a desire to truncate the steady march in the process of pushing Adamawa to the next level of progress and development,” he said.
Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla called on the people of Adamawa State to remain steadfast and continue to accord his Government all the support and cooperation required to ensure that he delivers on his mandate and provide the much needed democracy dividends to the people of the state.
By Tom Garba, Yola
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