Group drags Gombe Gov Inuwa Yahaya to court over Mai Tangale stool
A team of lawyers of Incorporated Trustees of Tangale Development Association, has taken the Governor of Gombe state Inuwa Yahaya, to court over the delay in announcing the candidate with the highest vote.
Speaking on Tuesday, at a press conference Lead Counsel, Yakubu Bawa, said it will defy human reasoning, if the contestant with the highest vote is not appointed, adding that it will be unfair to appoint those with 2 votes, describing it as “repugnant to natural justice, equity, and good conscience.”
He said the group has written to the attorney general of the state who is second respondent in the suit, to advise the governor to refrain from further actions relating to the prolonged declaration or disqualification of Dr. Musa Maiyamba.
He said, “Consequently, and in the light of all, having waited this long we have approached the high court of Justice Gombe, to subject this debacle in respect of the appointment of the new Mai Tangale to Judicial scrutiny and pronouncement as well as judicial intervention.
“Hence filed a suit in order to seek judicial review by a writ of Mandamus to compel the Governor through judicial order to announce and appoint Dr. Musa Maiyamba as the duly elected Mai Tangale as part of constitutional, statutory, administrative and legal duties required by law since he has refused to do so. We are also seeking an order to restrain the Governor from appointing any of the two contestants or any person or disqualifying Dr. Musa Idris Maiyamba or cancelling the election of the new Mai Tangale held on 15th February, 2021.
“It would defy human reasoning, justice, equity and fair play for a contestant to have scored highest majority votes who is choice and desire of the people to appoint another contestant who scored 2 votes or appoint a different person entirely. In fact doing so will be repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience.”
He added, “The essence of the letter already served on the Attorney General of the state is for him to inform and advise Gombe state governor to stay any action that is connected to the Stool of Mai Tangale pending the determination of the suit just filed by our clients.”