Posted by News Express | 10 October 2014 | 3,107 times
The newly sworn-in Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Bala James Ngilari, was at the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to cement his relationship with the state executives of the party.
While delivering his speech to party’s stakeholders and supporters, the governor expressed gratitude to members of the state House of Assembly for the removal of his former boss, Murtala Nyako, from office.
He said he saw no fault in Nyako’s removal from office “because the lawmakers were simply doing their legislative function.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank most especially the state House of Assembly for performing their legislative duties that led to the removal of my former boss and by the divine arrangement of God, I am the new governor of the state.”
The new governor, while delivering his speech at the PDP state secretariat, said: “I want to tell the world that there is no discord among us. If anybody is talking about discord, that person is not a Christian or Muslim. What comes my way (being sworn in as governor) is not a surprise as God meant it to be that way. All that happened to me is now history.
“I pray that those I offended should forgive me and I also forgive those who offended me, therefore we must now work together as a family, l can’t claim to be an island as I need your advices to move the state forward.”
In his reaction, the state PDP Chairman, Chief Joel Madaki, said: “When God says yes, no one can say no,” adding that the emergence of Ngilari as governor was an act of God.
He said the state PDP must abide by every bit of the Nigerian Constitution as it has now confirmed Ngilari as the authentic governor of the state.
While welcoming the governor to the party’s secretariat, Madaki said: “This is your house; PDP is one party but uses different batons to execute their duties. The PDP leadership is fully on ground for you.”
The party leader said the PDP leadership is one, adding that only the personality that pilots the affairs of the party is subject to change, so “we are happy it’s PDP that goes and comes, the party remains intact,” he added.
Senator Bello Tukur, who was at the meeting, applauded the qualities of Ngilari as a brilliant person who is slow to speak but when he happened to speak, he speaks volumes of wisdom that might be a guide to all.
Responding on behalf of the state assembly members, Hon Salisu Kabilo, who represents Verre state constituency, assured that the lawmakers would be loyal to the new governor calling on the people of the state to support the new administration.
•Adapted from a THISDAY report. Photo shows Governor Ngilari of Adamawa State.
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