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Fintiri resumes as Adamawa Speaker

15 October 2014, 14:04

Yola - Former acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri has resumed duties as the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly.

Fintiri was on October 8 removed as governor by a Federal High Court, Abuja, and replaced by the former Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Bala Ngilari, who had challenged the acting governor’s tenure.

Also read: Ngilari sworn- in as new Adamawa State governor

At plenary on Wednesday, Fintiri said: “The legislature, as the defender of democracy, will exercise its constitutional duties of ridding Adamawa of bad governance once again without hesitation.

“As I happily resume my duties as the Honourable Speaker once again after a brief but action-packed stint as the Acting Governor, I thank my honourable colleagues for the overwhelming cooperation I enjoyed as your ambassador in the executive arm.

“I thank you for your sacrifices to ensure that our democratic intervention against bad governance succeeded in line with the popular demand of the people.”

He thanked his colleagues for passing a vote of confidence in him, adding: “As a law abiding citizen and the number one lawmaker, I have taken the events that occurred in the last couple of days in my studies and pledge to stand by the truth, no matter the blackmail and intimidation.”

-     NAN

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