PDP barks, as Nyako challenges party’s supremacy
By Henry Umoru Abuja
THE embattled governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako yesterday stormed the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and boasted that there was no going back on the action he took.
The governor who was summoned by the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur led National Working Committee, NWC to explain what the party termed his unethical behaviour told the leadership of the party that the local government election conducted in his state on Saturday 24th of November stands.
Nyako who told the NWC members that the result of the election was not determined by the party, said, “Of course the election stands. The result of the election is not determined by the party. It is determined by the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC).”
The governor was drilled by members of the NWC with the Deputy National Chairman, Sam Sam Jaja presiding for more than two hours.
His coming to the National Secretariat yesterday followed his invitation by the leadership of the party to explain why disciplinary action should not be carried out against him for subverting the party directive for conducting local government primary in the state.
Answering questions from Journalists after the meeting on the harmonized list which was presently generating controversy between the governor and the party, Nyako said, “What ever we had to do was done in the best interest of the party.
”I can assure you that it will not become problem when we want to do it, because whatever we had to do have to be in the best interest of the party and our state.”
When asked further why he was at the party’s national secretariat, the governor asked, “is it any thing wrong in attending a family meeting. The big family of PDP will like to put their heads together.”