Marwa condemns Nyako’s utterances
Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako has constituted himself into a self-appointed over-heater of the Nigerian polity and the bad boy of Nigerian politics with his unguarded utterances over the sources of insecurity in the country, former Lagos State Military Administrator Brigadier- General Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd) said in Yola yesterday. He urged Nyako to shut up because he is misleading the younger generations with his reckless statements.
Speaking to reporters at his residence in Yola, Marwa said since he is also a retired senior military officer and a native of the same Adamawa State, he felt duty bound to respond to the baseless assertions made by Nyako in which he went to America and disparaged his country and its leadership. Marwa even though he has always shied away from criticising Nyako because he was his military superior, he felt duty bound to speak up before the governor’s utterances wreck the country.
He condemned the letter that Nyako recently wrote to his fellow Northern Governors in which he alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan was behind the Boko Haram insurgency bedeviling the North East and that the president is waging a genocidal war against Northerners. He said Nyako failed to adduce any evidence to substantiate his grave allegations and wondered how such a senior official could make such allegations without proof. Nyako’s utterances in America, Marwa, also have the tendency to scare away foreign investors from the country since no investor wants to invest in a climate of fear and insecurity.
General Marwa, a former CPC governorship candidate in Adamawa State who recently returned to PDP, said Nyako’s letter did not represent the views of the people of Adamawa State but were figments of his own imagination.