Industrial court ordered Gov Fintiri to reinstates sacked statutory appointees

Published on: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:27:44 by:

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Following a dissolution of all political appointees including the statutory office holders who have the mandatory tenure of staying in office for a period four years or there about by the Executive Governor of Adamawa state,Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on his early days in office.

The statutory political appointees challenged the decision of the Governor and headed to National Industrial court sitting in Yola to seek for redress.

The Presiding Judge,Hon Justice E.D Damulak on his Wednesday ruling said the appointments of the statutory political appointees followed due process by the previous government under the leadership of Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrila Bindow.

Counsel to the complainant, Barr T H Shabo said they expect due compliance by the Present Governor as the law is above every one in the Land.

“The judgment is to the fact that their appointment and Confirmation was done lawfully so the Governor either suspension or dissolution he cannot dissolve them without the confirmation of the state House of Assembly.” Shabo said

Shabo further said that the court ruled that action took by Governor Umaru is illegal.

“The Court held that either suspension or dissolution the Governor does not have the powers to do that. The court set aside the suspension and dissolution and then gave a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant (Governor) not to interfere with the functions and performances of the office of the complainant.

” The Court also gave an order that they should be paid their salaries and entitlement from may until when they are lawfully remove from office. ”