Nyako’s Removal Shows Democracy In Action, PDP Insists


The uproar over the removal of former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, continued yesterday as the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) maintained that Nyako’s removal was an act of democracy, exonerating the presidency or PDP national leadership from any involvement.

They however accused the opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC) which had accused the presidency and national leadership of PDP of masterminding and bankrolling Nyako’s impeachment, of suffering from the realisation that their perceived dominance of the political space has collapsed.

PDP further said it was unfortunate that the APC having claimed to be championing the rights of the people had turned against the constitutionally guaranteed right of the people to withdraw legitimacy through impeachment and recall.

The spokesman of the PDP, Oliseh Metuh in a statement said, “The impeachment of the former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako is an act of democracy. It is a constitutional right granted exclusively to the people of Adamawa State and no other. This, they exercised through the votes of the overwhelming majority of the elected members of the State House of Assembly who also accorded rule of law and due process the rightful place in removing Nyako.

“Therefore, allegations by the All Progressives Congress (APC), linking the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and President Goodluck Jonathan to this are purely escapist and can only come from revisionists and reactionary forces, the unmasked pretenders to democracy.”

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