Supreme Court fires Taraba acting governor, reinstates impeached deputy

Former Deputy Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sanni Danladi, who was impeached by the state House of Assembly in October 2012 under questionable circumstances has been reinstated as the new governor of the state by the Supreme court of Nigeria. Alhaji Danladi served as the deputy governor of the state under Dambaba Suntai who is now very ill.

Delivering its judgement today, the Supreme Court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, ruled that the impeachment panel set up by the House of Assembly to investigate all the allegations leveled against Danladi did not give him fair hearing as he was not given any opportunity to speak for himself during any of the panels proceedings.

The panel also failed to honor a court injunction secured by the deputy governor challenging its composition.

The Supreme court held that there seemed to be conspiracy between both the Taraba State High Court and the impeachment panel. The court ruled that be immediately reinstated as Governor.


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