From Tom Garba, Yola
A case filed by Dr Umar Ardo of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) seeking the tenure elongation for the administration of Barrister Bala James Ngillari of the PDP has suffered defeat as the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division ruled that it lacked judicial merits to stand.
The Court of Appeal in throwing out the case, agreed with the lawyers of the Adamawa State government that Ardo lacked the locus standi to institute the suit, having not participated in any of the electoral processes that either brought the last government or the current government to power.
Welcoming the judgment, Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow, described it as a triumph of the truth and a manifestation of the role of the judiciary as the bastion of justice in Nigeria.
“This case had never had any value other than a distraction and a desire to truncate the steady match initiated by us in moving Adamawa to the next level of progress and development,” he said.
Bindow called on the people of Adamawa State to remain steadfast and continue to accord his government all the support and cooperation required to ensure that he delivered on his mandate and provide the much needed democracy dividends to the people of the state.