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Published On: Fri, Jun 29th, 2018

Adamawa APC crisis deepens, as ex-Gov Nyako’s camp threatens to dump party

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From Umar Dankano,Yola

Fresh facts on the continued political squabble rocking the Adamawa State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, have emerged with a protest rally organized by former governor of the state Murtala Nyako’s camp over alleged foul play at the recent party’s congresses in the state.
The party faithful and stakeholders, in their hundreds, converged at the private residence of the former governor Murtala Nyako onThursday, in Yola, chanting protest political rhythms registering their dissatisfaction and dismay over the way Governor Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow administration and the Party leadership wrongly treated them.
Delivering his speech, Factional chairman of the party, Mr. Dimas Ezra alleged that the government in the state has betrayed their confidence in the political schemes, ranging from appointments, congresses and many other issues.
Equally, the national chairman of Buhari/Osibanjo Again (BOA), Alhaji Yahaya Hamman Julde, said immediately after the 2015 Elections, things began to fall apart in the party and the state government, as injustice and impunity became the order of the day.
Hamma Julde explained that they unanimously agreed to consult Governor Nyako, as the political head of the group, for way out of the quagmire; if the situation cannot be addressed.
Earlier, former Governor Murtala Nyako appreciated the gesture of the political camp, describing the situation as undemocratic and unacceptable, which must be resisted vehemently.
Nyako said Adamawa State that is made of 87 ethnic groups, with 226 wards, have been shortchanged with the recent ward, Local and State congresses in which electorate were not allowed to elect their choices.
“If the government we worked hard to install is not doing want we want as a people, then definitely we should part ways.
“The congresses conducted in the state by the party were sham and unacceptable; and we must resist the outcome in all ramifications, because they connived with Abuja politicians to rob us of our constitutional rights by not allowing us to elect those we desired,” Nyako cried out.
Nyako vowed that they will fight it all through, until the right thing is done, for fairness and justice or they move to another platform to realize their desire through elections.
“We are out of patience, with their continued injustice and impunity, as they have been betraying us since inception of this government in the state.
“We promised you that we will not accept their impunity again, as politics connotes balancing of interests for the attainment of higher public good,” Nyako fumed.
Most of the stakeholders interviewed opted for change of political platform, accusing the leadership of the party in the state of compromising, by doing
the bidding of the government of the day .
Responding to the protest, the party’s Organizing Secretary of the party, Ahmad Lawal pleaded with the aggrieved members not to defect from the party, as reconstruction committee has been inaugurated to meet all aggrieved members and find lasting solution.

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