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Published On: Mon, Apr 28th, 2014

I was not condemned during security meeting – Gov Nyako

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Gov.-Murtala-NyakoFrom Umar Dankano, Yola

Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako has denied comments of some governors who said he was unanimously condemned during the National Security Council meeting which took place on Thursday, saying such comments can only come from pathological liars.

The governor, who was responded to a question during an interview session with Peoples Daily at his residence at the weekend, said that he was never condemned by anyone during the meeting.

Nyako said, “my letter was never condemned; people made observations but nobody came out an asked why or how did I reach my conclusion and all that, they never asked me this.

“Mr. President allowed everybody to speak, ask for comments and we are allowed to read the papers again and ask for comments and nobody condemned me for writing such a letter; for people to say that my paper was condemned was all nonsense,” Nyako lamented.

He lauded the posture of President Goodluck Jonathan, whom he said supervised over the Thursday’s meeting with decorum and allowed everyone in the meeting to ventilate his opinion freely.

“Mr. President, to me was really superb with the way he handled the Security Council meeting. He bore no anger, no sign of getting too involved and allowed everybody to speak and nobody condemned me for writing my letter. This is a democratic country and we are free to speak”, Nyako stated.

Similarly, the Governor denied the recent rumours making around that he was the obstacle frustrating the aborted visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to Adamawa state.

“I am ready to leave the entire Government House for the President during his visit”, he added.

He said comments on the security situation was informed by the fact that despite the deployment of massive security personnel and the imposition of emergency rule, mass murder and destruction of properties, especially in the North, still continued unabated.

Meanwhile, the President’s visit, earlier scheduled for the 29th, has been cancelled and a new date to be announced was being expected.


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