Nyako Must Go – Atiku Vows

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Friday in Yola said that his relocation to Adamawa State was to capture the administration of the state from the Peoples Democratic Party.

He said on Saturday in Yola that it was his party’s mandate that the incumbent governor, Murtala Nyako, “is enjoying illegally.”

Speaking in Yola during an Action Congress rally, Abubakar said before the election petitions tribunal was constituted, he was sure that the election of Nyako would be quashed.

Abubakar said the AC would win its appeal and chase Nyako out of Adamawa Government House for the party’s candidate, Alhaji Ibrahim Bapetel.

“I will chase this old man, even as he has all the soldiers, police and every rascal, this will not deter us,” he said.

He reiterated that the AC went to court to prevent the illegalities perpetrated against them ( the party) and the people of the state.

The former Governor of the state, Mr. Boni Haruna, also told the supporters that the party would chase the PDP out of power in the state.

Others who spoke at the rally said that they would regain what they alleged was their stolen mandate.

Our correspondent recalled that penultimate Saturday, it was a drama as the gates of the Mahmud Ribadu Square was locked to prevent the AC from organising its rally at the square.

The action angered the AC supporters.

But observers noted that it was pay back time as Alhaji Mohammadu Buba Marwa was at one time prevented the use of the square by former governor Boni Haruna, who saw Marwa as a threat to his administration.

Also, there were reports that Abubakar and his entourage were equally denied the use of the presidential lodge, which is the constitutional right of the former vice-president.

A first class traditional ruler the Gangwari Ganye, Alhaji Adamu Sanda, was querried by the state government last week for hosting the Vice-President.


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