It has been forty days since Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd) was removed from office, but the former Governor of Adamawa State has expressed hope that he will return to his post since his traducers did not follow the laid down procedure in ousting him.
Nyako, who has already filed an appeal at the Appeal Court against his impeachment, said there were justifiable reasons to prove that he was unjustly sent packing from his office by his opponents, who breached all the rules all in their desperate bid to get him out.
In a statement by his media adviser, Mr. Sajoh Ahmed, Nyako said he was confident that the court would return him to office since the process leading to his forceful and undemocratic sack was illegal.
The former governor said he was optimistic that the Nigerian judiciary, which is blessed with men of integrity and honour, would not find it difficult to restore him to his position given the gamut of evidence that his opponents violated all the provisions of the law in edging him out for political reasons.
He said he was confident that since the judiciary had in the past upturned the removal of governors Joshua Dariye of Plateau, Rashidi Ladoja of Oyo and Peter Obi of Anambra, it would not be difficult for him to be restored since he was forced out of office by desperate elements.
Nyako therefore urged his supporters in the state to embrace the current reality and prepare for the October 15 by-election, which he believes would be a repeat of the case in Anambra State when Andy Uba assumed office after winning an election, only to vacate office after 16 days when the courts returned Peter Obi.