Nyako returns to Yola months after impeachment

Posted by News Express | 7 June 2015 | 3,539 times

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Former Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako, returned to Yola yesterday 10 months after he was ousted from office in a power struggle with the last State Assembly and the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Nyako subsequently fled the country fearing prosecution for alleged treason by former President Goodluck Jonathan after  the ex-governor wrote him a letter in which he accused the federal government of dereliction of duty in the handling of the Boko Haram insurgency.

The former governor, who was welcomed by a large crowd at the Yola International Airport, arrived at about 11:00 am and drove in a convoy to the Specialist Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, Yola to console victims of June 4, bomb blast in Yola.

He later addressed supporters who besieged his residence and thanked them for their contribution in voting PDP out of office.

“We need to support big brother Buhari, who will deliver,” Nyako was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as saying.

He said that he had been vindicated by what had happened since his removal from office and up to the formation of the new government.

Nyako was impeached on July 15, 2014. Soon after the impeachment, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) declared him and his son, AbdulAziz, wanted over allegations of conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and money laundering.

Adapted from The Nation. Photo shows Nyako.


Source: News Express

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