APC woos Nyako


The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday wooed Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State to join its fold.
APC Vice-Chairman in North-East, Umar Duhu said during a courtesy call to the governor that Adamawa State is more of APC than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Duhu said the visit to the governor was at the instance of the APC National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande.
Duhu said: “Adamawa is an APC state. The governor perhaps might not be a card-carrying member of our party, but all his supporters are members of our party. So, Adamawa State Government is APC controlled-government.”
He said before the merger of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) with other political parties to form the APC, many members of the PDP had joined the then ANPP.
“Many People in this government left the PDP enmasse; about 300,000 of them to join the ANPP, and I received them as the then chairman of the ANPP and I gave them membership card of the ANPP, except the governor, who said he was still in talks with his colleagues. Very soon he (Nyako) is going to join the ship because he no longer fits into the system of the PDP,” he said.
Duhu described political development in the polity as in shambles because the PDP government was trying “to institutionalise impunity.”
He added that the closure of the Adamawa State Government Lodge in Abuja was synonymous to closing the Government Gouse in Yola.
Duhu pointed out that there was no moral justification for the Federal Government to shut the lodge whereas the Aso Villa continues to be used for the meeting of the PDP.
He called for the closure of the Aso Villa also by the police, even as he asked the Inspector-General of Police to order the reopening of the lodge.
In his response, Nyako expressed admiration for the APC and said he would soon make his pronouncement on whether to join the fold public.
He, however, said the party has his support.
The governor said the people of Adamawa State would not allow “mediocre in Abuja” to determine their political future, noting that the era when few Adamawa indigenes operating from Abuja determining the fate of the state was over.
He commended the APC as a political party and the feat achieved by the governors elected on the party platform.
Nyako said: “I don’t have your card, yet but I admire your governors for their outstanding performance. In the North-East, Governors of Yobe and Borno state have shown sterling qualities, delivering dividends of democracy to their people despite the security challenges faced by their states.
“Also, the South-West governors are doing well on the platform of the same political party.”



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