Nigeria 2015: Atiku, Nyako’s Camps Reconcile in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has reconciled warring factions within the party ahead of the general elections.

The party was polarized into two camps led by a former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and ousted Governor of the state, Murtala Nyako.

The leadership tussle between Messrs. Nyako and Atiku deepened in 2014 when Atiku’s candidate suffered defeat twice in the party’s gubernatorial primaries which produced Muhammadu Bindowo as the candidate.

The former Vice President, at the end of a stakeholders meeting held in his Yola residence, agreed to lead the campaign team of the party’s gubernatorial candidate across the 21 Local Governments of the state.

The meeting, which lasted for several hours, was attended by notable figures from the two camps and was presided over by Atiku.

In attendance were a former chairman of Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Mijinyawa Kugama, Chief of Staff to Mr. Nyako, Abdurrahaman Jimeta, Mansur Toungo from Mr. Nyako’s camp as well as Ibrahim Mijinyawa Yayaji and Sajoh Gella from Atiku’s camp.

Mr. Bindowo alongside all the Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates of the party were also at the meeting.

Sources at the meeting told PREMIUM TIMES that it was candid and blunt as the two parties were frank and honest in their submissions and all the aggrieved parties pledged to sheath their swords for the sake of the victory of the party in the coming elections.

In the wake of the successful deliberations, Atiku has pledged to work tirelessly to ensure that all the candidates of the party emerge victorious in the coming elections.


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