Politics Post-impeachment: Nyako, Loyalists Desert Adamawa -Weekly Trust



Murtala Nyako of the All Progressives Congress (APC), may have been impeached, but the unfolding drama trailing his unceremonious exit show that the PDP, which is the ultimate beneficiary of the recent battle for the soul of the state, may not have the last laugh after all.

The ancient city of Yola, the capital of Adamawa State was surprisingly calm when Weekly Trust visited Wednesday, July 17, a day after Governor Murtalala Nyako of All Progressives Congress (APC) was sacked by an all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state assembly. Expectations outside the state were that such an action was bound to elicit spontaneous protests, perhaps more than that of a mere impeachment notice generated in Nasarawa, another APC state. As it were, the city and its people merely shrugged off the action, which APC at the national level described as an “aberration”. Even Nyako’s party members in the state deserted him when he needed them most. Apart from a solidarity visit to the former governor last Sunday and an action in the court to stop the impeachment process, the party has maintained stoic silence.

The reactions to the desertion of Yola by Nyako and his loyalists were surprising: “The people reacted like that because they saw it coming and only Nyako failed to see the writing on the wall,” an APC stalwart told Weekly Trust. Since the incident, key party executive members have since left the capital, even as Nyako himself is yet to return from Abuja, where he had sought refuge before his ouster.

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