Panic And Tension In Adamawa Over Nyako’s Possible Return To Power

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Tom Garba

The hope of many loyalists of ex- Governor Nyako is being rekindle so high, even as the political weather in the  state has been clouded with precise speculation of the possibility of his return to power is fast becoming a reality.

The former governor has in the wake of his impeachment by the Ahmadu Umaru’s led house of assembly filed a suit to reclaim his mandate.

In the suit, Nyako has claimed that he was wrongly impeached as the process was flawed.

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Speculations are rife in the state that having been dissatisfied with the conduct of the incumbent governor of the state Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla in the last 7 months of his stewardship, some Adamawa politicians based in Abuja were lending Nyako unassailable support to reclaim back his mandate.

Sources close to the Abuja politicians from the State noted that they were miffed by Governor Jibrilla’s lack of focus and political will to turn the state around.

They noted that the governor has shown unwillingness to transform the state through purposeful leadership.

Investigations have also shown that, some aggrieved party stalwarts in the ruling APC in the state are also working in cahoots with the Abuja politicians to get governor out of the way due his failure to make positive impact in the state.

An APC stalwart in the state who preferred anonymity noted with regret that the lacklustre performance of the governor has completely eroded public confidence in his administration.

“If elections were to be conducted today in Adamawa state, APC will be trounced woefully as the people are completely dischenchanted with the leadership style of governor Jibrilla.

“I am a grassroot politician and I know the mood of the people of the state following the dismal performance of the government.

“Many people in the state have been openly expressing regret for voting the governor into office.”he noted.

The APC chieftain further noted that the governor’s attitude to general administration in the state is in sharp contrast with the spirit of change mantra which President Muhammadu Buhari is pursuing vigorously.

He maintained that “In view of the massive corruption been rooted by the administration, a member of the state house of assembly from the governor’s constituency (Mubi South) has been challenging him over sundry financial shenanigans and disrespect for the rule of law” he stated.


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