From Tom Garba, Yola
Loyalists of impeached former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, are upbeat that the courts would declare Nyako’s impeachment illegal and return him to Government House, Yola.
Nyako’s loyalists’ hope is also being fuelled by speculations in Adamawa that some powerful Abuja-based politicians are dissatisfied with the conduct of Governor Jibrilla Bindow in the last seven months of his stewardship and are lending “unassailable support” to Nyako to reclaim his botched mandate.
Nyako was impeached in 2014 by the Ahmadu Umaru-led Adamawa House of Assembly, a development the former governor is currently challenging in court.
Sources close to the Abuja politicians from the state noted that they were miffed by Governor Bindow’s alleged lack of focus and political will to turn the state around through purposeful leadership.
Investigations also showed that some aggrieved party stalwarts in the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state are also working in cahoots with the Abuja politicians to get the governor out of the way.
An APC stalwart in the state who preferred anonymity claimed: “If elections were conducted today in Adamawa state, APC will be trounced woefully as the people are completely disenchanted with the leadership style of Governor Bindow. I am a grassroots politician and I know the mood of the people of the state following the dismal performance of the government. Many people in the state have been openly expressing regret voting the governor into office.”
The APC chieftain alleged that the governor’s attitude to administration in the state “is in sharp contrast with the change mantra that President Muhammadu Buhari is pursuing vigorously.”
He alleged that “in view of the massive corruption allegedly being committed by the administration, a member of the state house of assembly from the governor’s constituency (Mubi South) has been challenging him over sundry financial shenanigans and disrespect for the rule of law.”
From Tom Garba, Yola