Posted by News Express | 30 April 2014 | 3,684 times
Controversial Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State has been told to resign for bringing shame to the state and thus showing himself to be unworthy of occupying the exalted office of governor.
The demand is one of the highlights of a communiqué issued by the Save Adamawa State Movement (SASM) at the end of an emergency in Abuja. SASM also called for the imposition of full scale State of Emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in which the governors would be removed to allow the military gain total control to finish the job at hand without political interference.
SASM said of Nyako in the communiqué signed by its National President, Engr. Stephen Albert: “We have always known him as a failure from his days in the military, during which General Ibrahim Babangida as military President was forced to promote him from the vibrant office of Chief of Naval Staff to the redundant position of Deputy Chief of Defence Staff. We opposed his choice as governor, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo imposed him on Adamawa State as a form of punishment for the ‘sins’ of his then vice, Atiku Abubakar.
“As indigenes of Adamawa State, we feel humiliated as a people by the strong words used against our governor by his fellow governors and indeed by everybody that attended the expanded security meeting, including his juniors in the military, like the Minister of Defence, General Aliyu Gusau (rtd.) and the National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki.”
SASM said that the right thinking members of Adamawa State felt highly insulted about the school boy manner Governor Nyako was made to read his controversial memo to the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) alleging genocide by the federal government against the North.
“Mr. Governor, for your fellow governors to have described your memo as written ‘in bad faith’ and described you as an ethnic irredentist is a big shame. Simply put, the verdict of the meeting was clear; please, resign your office,” the communiqué stated.
SASM also noted that as a matter of fact, the paper delivered by Governor Nyako in Washington and the memo he wrote to the NGF was meant to position him as the “new Defender-In-Chief” of the North, adding, however, that the real aim was designed to cover up his disastrous years as Governor of Adamawa State.
According to the Movement, “Till date, Governor Nyako is yet to commission any project because there is none. He is owing teachers and civil servants, which was why in the last WAEC results, of the 31,000 students that sat for the examination, only 1,300 passed. What a shame!
“Just last week in Zamfara State, some uninformed people hailed him as ‘maganin arna’ meaning the solution of unbelievers. This is the dangerous game Governor Nyako has embarked upon.
“We make bold to declare that it is not enough to chastise Nyako, because he has done some real damage in poisoning the minds of some Northerners against the person of President Jonathan and the vast majority of Nigerians by his utterances and letter. The effect of this will be seen after the 2015 general elections.”
SASM also called on the EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies to probe the finances of the Adamawa State Government, “which in the first place was the reason behind Nyako’s recent posturing as defender of North.”
“The anti-graft agencies should as a matter of urgency probe the finances of the state, especially the Ministry for Local Government where over five billion naira was reportedly spent on the Skills Acquisition Centers and the billion dollar German Specialist Hospital,” the SASM demanded.
•Photo shows Governor Nyako.
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