Nyako: I won’t re­move Lamido of Adamawa if elected gover­nor

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The gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date of African Demo­cratic Con­gress (ADC), Se­na­tor Ab­dul-Aziz Nyako, has al­layed fears that he may re­move the Lamido of Adamawa, Dr Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, if elected gover­nor in March.

The monarch’s re­moval of Ab­dul-Aziz and his fa­ther, a for­mer gover­nor, re­tired Ad­mi­ral Mur­tala Nyako from their ti­tles of Sarkin Matasa and Sarkin Yamma Adamawa re­spec­tively, had fu­eled spec­u­la­tions that the ADC can­di­date might dethrone the monarch if he be­came gover­nor.

Nyako made his po­si­tion known in Yola dur­ing a town hall meet­ing with stu­dents, youth groups and as­so­ci­a­tions in the state on Satur­day.

He promised to give tremen­dous re­spect for the tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tion, say­ing the mis­un­der­stand­ing with the monarch was in the past and would not be used to witch-hunt any­body.

He, there­fore, ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the op­por­tu­nity the Adamawa monarch had given him to serve as Sarkin Matasa which brought him closer to the peo­ple at the grass­roots.

“I am not that vin­dic­tive. My in­ter­est is not to re­tal­i­ate; we have enor­mous prob­lems in Adamawa and my de­sire is to con­trib­ute in solv­ing them.

“What tran­spired be­tween Lamido and I, for me that mat­ter is over. In any case, I wish him well.’

“May I add that this is not po­lit­i­cal talk, it is true talk from the heart,” Nyako said.

Se­na­tor Ab­dul-Aziz Nyako

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