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Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State

Why Nyako Is Angry With Presidency
Tue, 22 Apr 2014   ||   Nigeria,

CEOAFRICA has learnt that Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state is angry following plans by the presidency to implement full scale State of Emergency on the beleaguered state.

Adamawa state is one of the three states in the North East of Nigeria that has been under intense attacks by suspected Islamists, Boko Haram.

The governor, a retired Rear Admiral, has being in the news over his consistent attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration accusing it of genocide against the North.

In a memo to the Northern Governors Forum early in the week, Nyako alleged that there was a deliberate campaign against the North as a ploy not to hold elections in most of the region in 2015.

Global Village Extra learnt that an expanded security council meeting with President Jonathan with the 36 states’ governors and security chiefs for Wednesday is to consider extending the emergency rule in the troubled states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

We further gathered that Nyako’s outburst is to pile pressure on the Presidency and stave off any imposition of complete state of emergency which could see the suspension of all democratic structures in the affected states.


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