Gombe, Tangale elders differ on appointment of monarch
The Board of Trustees and Board of Elders of Tangale Community Development Association (TCDA) have expressed dissatisfaction over the appointment of the new Mai Tangale, Danladi Maiyamba, by Governor Muhammad Yahaya.
During a press conference at the NUJ Secretariat, Bauchi, yesterday, Dr. Daniel Maddo, a member of the board, who represented the National President of TCDA, Amance Sankache, alleged that the governor influenced the emergence of the new monarch, having trampled on the tradition and custom in the process.
The board also accused the government of shunning the kingmakers for a committee it set up to select one of the three contenders.
But the Director-General of Media and Information, Gombe State, Samaila Misilli, said the allegations were baseless, adding that the Mai Tangale issue had been settled.
“The governor made the decision based on the extant law of the land. The law allows the governor to choose from among the three candidates submitted to him. So, whatever he has done bad has passed,” he added.
According to him, the government won’t engage in contempt of court as much as the case is in the court.
On the compensation for the Biliri crisis, he said: “The report of the panel of inquiry was submitted yesterday where it was confirmed that over 90 per cent of the victims have been settled. There is also a standing committee on that, though the report has not been made public.”
He directed the elders to check the chieftaincy law to know where the power of a governor permits him to act. “They should also check out the power of the kingmakers.”