Nyako to Swear in Justice Nathan Musa as Adamawa CJ in a “Sweet-Heart” Deal



In what is  assumed several people as a “sweet heart deal,” the Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako will tomorrow, Monday swear in Justice Nathan Musa as the new Chief Judge of the state,

This, according observers is not the right thing to do considering that Justice Musa is the third ranking judge in the state. The most senior judge, Justice Lawi has issues with both Nyako and  the  National Judicial Judicial  council, NJC. But Nyako had always wanted a different Chief Judge.

Nyako’s past nominees for the post included his own wife, Justice Binta Nyako  who was rejected the N.J.C, on the grounds that she was junior in rank in the court’s pecking order. The second ranking judge, Justice Bobbo Umar acted for six months but was not presented for confirmation the state.

Reports Yola, the state capital suggest that Nyako may have finally settled for Justice Musa desperate move to save his neck being chopped.


The reports say that Nyako reached out to Justice Musa to sworn in as  Chief Judge in return for an order stopping the National Working Committee, NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP continuing with the on-going election congresses.

Nyako had done everything possible to stop the - elections since the PDP was formed in the state but was rebuffed what PDP insiders described as the reform-minded, Bamanga Tukur-led NWC.

If the deal works, the new CJ is expected to proceed from the swearing-in ceremony directly to his court where is expected to issue the restraining order on the PDP.


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