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Monarchy In Maiha: Invitation To Contempt Of Court For A Book Launch

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo


It was at the editorial board meeting. The lead editor, simply asked whether it was a draft the invitation letter meant for vetting.

The families of Mr. Yahya Daniel Hudu, invited people for the launching of what can be considered as their fictional narration in book form, they titled: History, Culture and Social Transformation Of Nzanyi People, scheduled for February 19, 2019 at Maiha local government secretariat.

The government of Adamawa, traditional rulers of Numan and Demsa chiefdoms, were among the dignitaries invited.

However, the invitation, as an end in itself, has denounced the credibility of the book for considering “Alh. Idris Wakili Usman Shehu as the district head of Jalingo-Maiha.

Shehu was appointed as the district head of Jalingo-Maiha by governor Bindow against due process.

However, realising the illegality of the approval for the appointment, a high court in Yola, invalidated the Jalingo-Maiha district headship of shehu, directing at the same time, the Adamawa governor to approve the appointment of Barr. Mahmud Abubakar the legitimate heir, as the district head of Jalingo-Maiha.

Governor Bindow of Adamawa, for unfathomable reason, would not sign the court granted approval about 6 months after the ruling.

Shehu was warned against playing the impostor thereafter, as he was accused of, which degenerated Jalingo-Maiha into conflicts of identity and legitimacy of authority.

Shehu was said to be advised to register an appeal against the high court ruling, even though the jury was incorruptible.

There was a hearing at the court of appeal sitting in Yola and the ruling was said to have been slated for Tuesday January 29, 2019.

The question that is remained to be asked is; what gives the families of Mr. Yahya Daniel, the ground to be in romance with the contempt of court, thereby by dressing their host; Idi as district head of Jalingo-Maiha?

It seems that the families of Mr. Yahya Daniel are technically, preempting the February judgement of a case before the court of appeal against the the jury, as much as they are fantastically, in tune with the contempt of court

“It technically, suffices that whoever honours the invitation to the book launch, is in intercourse with the contempt of court and has signed in to the obnoxious falsification, the fictional elaboration, in folktale form, of the Nzany history and transmission” a literary critic remarked.

The district heads of Mbilla and Pakka are, by the invitation, technically schemed out of the programme of event and perhaps, the programme in proper.

Hon. Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Adamawa state Alh. Ahmed I. Sajoh, was made one of the masters of ceremony for the book launch. I hope he’ll sort out the posers before going to the podium.

Monarchy in Maiha must get out of the maze.



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