Politics Adamawa to Elect New Governor in October 2014



The Adamawa State Residential Electoral Commissioner, Kasim Gaidam, has announced that the state will on October 11, 2014, hold elections for a new governor.

Ex-governor of the state, Mr. Murtala Nyako was impeached alongside his deputy July 15 after a prolonged battle with members of the State House of Assembly over allegation of corruption and mismanagement.

He was found guilty of all 16 charges levelled against him by the lawmakers; and his removal paved the way for the speaker of the state assembly, Umaru Fintiri, to take over as acting governor.

Under the Nigerian Constitution, a new governor or president must to be elected within 90 days in the event of an impeachment of a former holder of the office, Premium Times reports.