Politics Why Nyako Must Go -Vanguard



THE news that the Adamawa State House of Assembly (ADHSA) has served impeachment notice on Governor Murtala Nyako is music to my ears. Nyako must go. He should not have been put in that office in the first place, if Adamawa was not such an unfortunate state where governors have always been cronies and lackeys of other influential political fat cats.

Nyako, a retired admiral of the Nigerian Navy and mainstreamer during the military era that lasted between 1984 and 1999, had retired to his large mango farm in his native Adamawa. It was not even clear if he was a card carrying member of any political party when, in August 2006, he was conscripted by then President Olusegun Obasanjo and his long time ally, Professor Jibril Aminu, to govern the state, which had just been snatched from the control of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

As soon as he assumed power, Nyako turned his back on Aminu and crowded out his political interests. Aminu, whom Obasanjo had given the power to call the shots over the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, became a stranger, as Nyako virtually converted the state to his family estate. He put his wives and children in plum positions, awarded them huge contracts and started preparing one of his sons to take over from him after his eight years in power. I am not surprised that part of the misconduct for which he is being impeached includes alleged fleecing of the state coffers. However, these are just allegations. The impeachment and prosecution of Nyako will reveal the truth or otherwise of the charges levelled against him and his deputy.

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SOURCE: #Vanguard

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