The Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of impeached Taraba State deputy governor, Abubakar Danladi and the removal of the acting governor.
Danladi was impeached by the Taraba State House of
Assembly in September 2012 for gross misconduct and engaging in
businesses but will not be sworn-in as acting governor.
had approached the court to challenge the ruling of the Appeal Court
which upheld the ruling of the Federal High Court in Taraba that he was
duly and constitutionally impeached.
In a unanimous judgement a
five-member panel of the justices of the appellate court led by Justice
Musa Abba-Aji, had in that hearing dismissed the appeal brought before
it by the impeached deputy governor for lacking in merit.
The court held that the Taraba State House of Assembly complied with section 188 of the constitution in his impeachment.
Taraba state governor, Danbaba Suntai is yet to resume office.