From Umar Dankano, Yola.
As the 2019 general elections draws nearer, Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla of Adamawa state has cautioned politicians in the state and their followers to stop over heating the polity unnecessarily.
Governor Jibrilla who was categorical on the politicians that are in the habit of going in between himself and Former Governor Murtala Nyako creating hatred and enemity said he regard Nyako as a biological father being a close friend to his late father.
Speaking at Government House, Yola recently when officials of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the North East led by the National Vice Chairman of the party, Comrade Mustapha Salihu paid him a courtesy call.
Jibrilla who was emotional as he repeatedly said, “people are pitching me against Admiral Nyako which shouldn’t be so by all ramifications”.
According to the Governor, “if I have offended my former Governor, in any way or the other, people should please go and plead with him on my behalf”, instead of fuelling the problem.
“I Senator Jibrilla will never abuse anybody, talkless of Nyako who is my father whether the detractors like it or not, however if such mistake had taken place in the past, I beg for forgiveness”, the Governor stated.
He thanked the Zonal leadership of the party for the support rendered to him and the people of the state, saying their visit will continue to empower him to do more in his efforts to uplift the living standards of the citizens.
Earlier in his speech, the Zonal Chairman of the party from the North East, Comrade Mustapha Salihu, who led the delegation from Borno, Taraba, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi and Adamawa states,said they were in the state to appreciate with the Governor on all his developmental strides.
Comrade Salihu challenged members of the House of Representatives from the zone to wake up from their slumber and contribute positively aimed at bringing positive change in the lives of the electorate that gave them the mandate.
Salihu who spoke extensively on the Damage done to democratic dividends, noted that the damage started far back to 1966 coup, though efforts were made by past administrations to correct it, adding that the party change mantra would not be accomplished in only two years.
In his speech, the Chief of Staff Government House, Abdulrahman Abba Jimeta, called on Adamawa politicians in diaspora especially those at Abuja to stop playing politics of hatred and calumny, rather should come home and to hand in the development of the State.