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Yar’Adua moves to save Nyako from impeachment

Posted by From LUCKY NWANKWERE, Abuja on 2008/06/29 | Views: 2331 |

Yar’Adua moves to save Nyako from impeachment


A meeting convened by President Umaru Yar’Adua in the Presidential Villa, Abuja to resolve the political crisis in Adamawa State which led to the impeachment move against Governor Murtala Nyako by the state House of Assembly on Wednesday ended in a deadlock.

A meeting convened by President Umaru Yar’Adua in the Presidential Villa, Abuja to resolve the political crisis in Adamawa State which led to the impeachment move against Governor Murtala Nyako by the state House of Assembly on Wednesday ended in a deadlock.

Both the embattled governor and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr James Barka emerged from the two-hour meeting with no cheering news to tell newsmen who waited while the meeting lasted.

However, the national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Vincent Ogbulafor who led the party leadership to the meeting said the matter had been taken care of, describing it as a family affair.

“It is the party that intervened and we have solved the problem. It is a family and it’s been taken care of. We only went to brief the president what we did and the president is happy with the party. The governor and the speaker are one and same. Everything is over and we are happy,” he stated.
Ogbulafor said the allegations of the state legislature against the governor were shallow and arose from a mere misunderstanding, which he described as normal in politics. He added, however, “politics is not like religion”.

But asked if he was satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, an unsmiling speaker of the state House of Assembly, who was seriously prodded not to talk said no, adding that he would have to brief his colleagues first before making further comment on the issue.
“No. We have had a meeting and the chairman has said it all and I will meet with my members”, he quipped before walking away.

The meeting was adjourned so the Speaker could brief his colleagues on the decisions reached and thereafter return for another round of consultation to be presided over by Vice President Goodluck Jonathan in the Presidential Villa.

On his part, Governor Nyako kept mute, refusing to respond to reporters’ questions. On whether he saw the hand of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in his impeachment move, he relied: “Do you mean physical hand or…?”

The PDP chairman explained that in resolving the matter, “we listened to both parties and where there is need to apportioned blames we did and both of them saw where they made mistakes. Nobody is above mistakes.”

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.