23 February 2013

Nigeria: Call Tukur to Order, Nyako Tells Jonathan

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji BamangaTukur, to refrain from utterances capable of setting the party's leaders on a collision course.

Nyako said the statement credited toTukur to the effect that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP does not recognise the Kugama-led state exco was capable of causing breach of peace among the party faithful in the state.

The senior special adviser on political matters to the governor, Comrade Yinka Heritage, told journalists in Yola that the PDP chief should be stopped from overheating the polity with provocative statements.

Nyako said that PDP stakeholders in the state were not surprised by Tukur's utterances because of the alleged role he played in the PDP crisis. Nyako further said the national chairman was the alleged brain behind the illegal dissolution of the Adamawa State PDP exco, which did not follow due process.

He alleged that he was aware that the dissolution of the PDP exco was at the instance of BamangaTukur and the deputy secretary of the party who prevailed on the NWC members to effect the dissolution.

"It is unfortunate that he will come out now to say 10 NWC members cannot reverse the illegal decision taken", Nyako said.

The governor, however, called on supporters of the party to be law-abiding and to disregard the statement of the national chairman.

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