The Periscope Reporter
The appeal court sitting in Yola, Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria, has today, being Friday, September 25, 2020, passing a final judgement on the legitimacy to the monarchy in Jalingo-Maiha district, Maiha local government, northern senatorial district, Adamawa state, upholds the Yola High Court ruling that nullified the appointment of Idi Usman Shehu by former governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow and declares Barr. Mahmud Suleiman Abubakar, the heir to the late district head, as the legitimate district head of Jalingo-Maiha district.
The High court order in part, issued the following declarations for which the former governor Bindow failed to honour even though it was a declarative judgement and that which the appeal court upholds reads thus:
* That the approval of the 3rd defendant by the Governor of Adamawa State as the District Head of Jalingo-Maiha District, Maiha Local Government Area, who was not the person recommended by the 2nd Defendant, is wrongful, illegal, null and void.
* That the plaintiff whose name was forwarded to the Governor of Adamawa State for approval by the 2nd Defendant, is the proper person to be approved for appointment as the District Head of Jalingo-Maiha District.
* It is hereby ordered that the Governor of Adamawa State (1st Defendant), should approve the plaintiff as the proper person for appointment as the District Head of Jalingo-Maiha District, Maiha Local Government Area.
*An order of perpetual injunction is hereby given, restraining the 3rd Defendant from parading himself as the District Head of Jalingo-Maiha District, Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State.