Rift between Nyako, Jubril Aminu deepens

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By Jide Ajani & Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North

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The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may expel Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State over a pending election in the state.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that Nyako, concerned about  the fate of his candidate and the lost PDP ticket, had asked his supporters to vote for the opposition candidate.

The PDP leadership, it was learnt, threatened to expel him if he carried out his threat.

Meanwhile, the rift between Nyako and his godfather, Prof Jubril Aminu, deepened, as the governor said he was too busy to be distracted by Aminu’s allegation of non-performance.

Nyako asked the former petroleum minister to leave him alone to concentrate on the mandate  given him by the Adamawa people to transform the agrarian state.

Aminu had said, in an exclusive interview with Sunday Vanguard, that Nyako had failed the state with poor leadership, which had not been able to produce democracy dividends for the people.

The former minister said the failure of the governor was partly his own fault, having worked with other stakeholders to make him governor.

But, yesterday, Nyako fired back at Aminu, saying  he had done much to transform the state from where he met it.

The governor, who reacted through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ahmed Sajoh, pointed out that although the former minister was entitled to his opinion on the affairs of the state, Nyako would not waste his time to join issues with him.

The governor said he was too busy with the task of developing the state to be distracted by the antics of those who did not see anything good in the state.

He noted, “We are happy that Allah has used us to bring progress to the people Adamawa State. But we are not yet contented. We pray for Allah’s guidance to still achieve more. We mean well for the people and we shall continue to provide them dividends of leadership as long as we have a subsisting mandate”.

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