The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is considering taking a second look at the dissolution of the executive committee of the party’s Adamawa State after a repentant Governor Murtala Nyako rushed to the party’s headquarters to beg party officials for forgiveness.
Mr. Nyako today arrived at the party headquarters and met with officials of the National Working Committee between 10 a.m. and noon. The meeting was also attended by Women Affairs Minister, Ms. Zainab Maina, and other party officials from Adamawa State.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Governor Nyako said that, as the leader of the party in Adamawa State, he expressed regret over actions that led to the dissolution of the state executive committee and pledged to make amends. He maintained that the mistakes arose from pressures of elections this year as well as security and other challenges in the state.
Referring to the National Working Committee as a senior brother who has disciplined a younger one, he described the PDP as a big family that has resolved the issues as a united family.
Two senior party officials who were at the meeting told SaharaReporters that the working committee ordered the governor and members of his circle to put their regrets and apologies in writing before the matter can be fully resolved.
Saharareporters had reported yesterday that PDP national chairman, Bamanga Tukur, had arm-twisted the party’s National Working Committee to sack the party’s executive committee in his home state of Adamawa. Our sources linked Mr. Tukur’s action to the gubernatorial ambition of his son, Anwal Tukur. Our sources disclosed that the PDP chairman was determined to install one of his sons as the next governor of Adamawa State. The chairman’s objective had created tension within the party and caused a political meltdown of the PDP in the state.
“Governor Nyako has realized that power pass power,” said a source who is close to Mr. Tukur, adding that the governor and members of his faction must apologize in writing “or face the music.”