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Fintiri threatens fresh impeachment plot against Ngilari

It may not be  uhuru for the new Governor of Adamawa State, Mr Bala Ngilari as the former Acting Governor of the state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Tuesday, returned to his seat as the Speaker of the House of Assembly, with a veiled threat of fresh impeachment proceedings against the governor.

“I would like to make it abundantly clear that the Legislature remains the defender of democracy and should it be required to exercise its constitutional duties of ridding Adamawa State of bad governance once again, it will do so without hesitation,” he vowed.

SWEARING-IN: Gov. Bala Ngilari of Adamawa (left), taking oath of office before Justice Lawan Lagre in Yola, yesterday. Photo: Nan.

Ngilari was sworn in as governor last week, following the voiding of his impeachment along with his former boss, Murtala Nyako, about three months ago.

Fintiri said his brief stint as the acting governor had resuscitated a state which had been on life-support in the past seven years.

”This is the reason why I request the people of Adamawa State to disregard the current baseless rumour that the interim government I led for 86 days would be investigated for expending the sum of N18 billion.

“I challenge those behind this ridiculous claim to provide a shred of evidence for just N1 million that was expended illegally, not to talk of the so-called N18 billion, which we never received from anywhere,” he added.

He spoke while addressing the House before plenary.

Fintiri who was sacked as acting governor last week by the court said, “As I happily resume my duties as the Speaker once again after a brief but action-packed stint as the acting Governor of Adamawa State, I thank honourable colleagues for the overwhelming cooperation I enjoyed as your ambassador in the Executive arm”.

“Let me particularly commend honourable members for passing a vote of confidence in me as a worthy representative as well as for their resilience and steadfastness to rescuing Adamawa State without which nothing would have been achieved.”

Fintiri commended the personal sacrifices and the immense pressure they had to resist to ensure that their ‘’democratic intervention against bad governance and administration succeeded in line with the popular demand of the people of Adamawa State.’’

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