Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa has expressed satisfaction over Friday’s judgement of the Supreme Court that turned down former governor Murtala Nyako’s plea for reinstatement.
Mr. Nyako was impeached by the Adamawa House of Assembly in 2014.
Mr. Bindow, who spoke with journalists in Yola on his arrival from Abuja on Saturday, said he was happy with the judgement, but that he still held Mr. Nyako in high esteem as a father.
“I am grateful to God for the development and will continue to appreciate God and the people of Adamawa for their solidarity; I assure them that by the grace of God I will not disappoint them.
“Nyako is my father and will continue to be,” Mr. Bindow said.
Mr. Nyako, who lost the bid to return to office to complete his remaining 10 months, also said that he accepted the judgment in good faith.
The former governor said his major reason for going to court was to seek redress over what he described as his “illegal removal”.
“I am relaxed and will remain so; I always believe that the future is better,” Mr. Nyako said.
The former governor thanked his supporters and well-wishers for their show of support and solidarity.
“Thank you my people of Adamawa for the show of love,” Mr. Nyako said.
He said as a farmer, he would continue his farming business and contribute his quota to humanity. (NAN)