A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked the Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri from office.
Justice Ademola Adeniyi also ordered the swearing of former Deputy Governor, Bala Ngilari as the substantive governor.
He also directed INEC to stop the conduct of this Saturday’s governorship bye-election in the state.
The judge held that the purported resignation of Bala Ngilari was null and void because he did not submit a letter to that effect to the then governor, Murtala Nyako.
Festus Keyamo said what the then Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly Ahmadu Fintiri did was tantamount to a civilian coup.