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The former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, who was impeached by the state Assembly for alleged gross financial fraud, has returned to the country.Admiral-Murtala-Nyako

The former governor and his deputy, Bala Ngilari, were impeached by the Assembly under Speaker Ahmadu Fintiri.

After his impeachment, Nyako fled into self-exile over speculations that he was to be arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It was believed that he was impeached over a scathing letter he wrote to former President Goodluck Jonathan accusing him of carrying out genocide against the people of the north east.

He fled to Germany and later England where he had been since July 2014.

Although Ngilari was able to quash his own impeachment in court, Nyako failed in his bid a Federal High Court sitting in Yola last week dismissed his suit challenging his ouster.

The former governor returned to Nigeria yesterday afternoon and was received by friends and associates at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja. Some of those who welcomed him were Senators Binta Garba, Abdullahi Adamu and Danjuma Goje.

Mr. Nyako played a prominent role in the emergence of the new governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Jibrilla.

He directed his supporters in the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Adamawa State to vote for Jibrilla in the two primary elections held in the state; first during the bye election (before it was cancelled by the court), and in the run-up to the 2015 election.

After his victory in the April 11 election, Governor Jibrilla said he remained loyal to Nyako. He went ahead and appointed three core Nyako loyalists as part of the five appointments he made shortly after he was sworn in Friday.

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