I forgive those planning my impeachment – Nyako

FILE PHOTO: Murtatala Nyako, impeached governor of Adamawa state

The Adamawa governor described those behind his planned impeachment as the enemy of peace and the people of the state.

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa said on Saturday that he had forgiven all those planning to impeach him from office.
Mr. Nyako said this while addressing his supporters who paid him a solidarity visit at his residence in Yola.
The governor appealed to his supporters and all well-meaning citizens of the state to remain calm and pray to God to protect them from falling along ethnic and religious lines.

He described those behind his planned impeachment as the enemy of peace and the people of the state.

Mr. Nyako said that legitimate sons and daughters of the state would never cause hardship on their brothers and sisters.
“Despite the unwarranted state of emergency enforced on the people of the state coupled with the dust-to-down-curfew, some irresponsible elements based in Abuja are trying to create additional hardship for the people,” he said.

According to him, the impeachment saga is a deliberate plan to cause disaffection among good people of the state.
The governor said his administration would continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state irrespective of area, tribe and religion.

“I will continue to keep faith with my people and nothing will deter me from identifying with them,” Mr. Nyako said.

In her remarks, an Adamawa women leader, Hauwa Abba, stated that women and youths in the state were in the Governor’s residence to register their support and solidarity to him.

She said over 10,000 women and youth benefited from Nyako’s economic empowerment programmes in the state.

“Before the advent of Gov. Nyako’s administration, women in the state used to labour in some people’s farms to survive.

“But today, Nyako have economically empowered us to be self- reliant.” 
She appealed to those behind the impeachment to see reason and stop the process in the interest of peace and development of the state.
The seven-member panel investigating the governor concluded its sitting on Saturday without the governor or his deputy attending.

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