Former APC National Vice Chairman, North-East, Alh. Umaru Duhu, has alleged that that impeachment saga against Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako by the state House of Assembly was instigated by the Presidency.
Duhu stated that the political squabble was as a result of the memo written by the governor to the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) and the international community wherein he expressed his concerns over the spate of insurgency in the country, especially in the North-east.
He counseled President Goodluck Jonathan to concentrate his attention on tackling the current security challenges in the country rather than sponsoring impeachment in the state. He equally described the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, as being over ambitious and selfish.
Duhu disclosed that efforts are being made by stakeholders in the state to broker the peace in the political logjam.
He said “The only problem we have in Adamawa state today is inflicted on us by the Presidency due to Nyako position on the insurgency in the country. That is the only reason why Jonathan is fighting Nyako because he has exposed the President to the international community. But we the people of Adamawa state are praying for Nyako and, God willing, the issue will be resolved. I think it is time we in Adamawa tell the president that enough is enough”.
According to him, the ongoing efforts to remove Nyako will not see the light of the day adding that even the EFCC have cleared the governor on most of the allegations leveled against his administration. He however lauded the judiciary for restraining the lawmakers and insisting that Nyako and his deputy cannot be served through substituted means.
Duhu also counseled the Adamawa lawmakers to listen to the voice of reason and people of Adamawa by giving peace a chance in the state rather than allowing some external forces and selfish politicians to use them and destroy the state for their personal political interest.