ABUJA – PDP Stakeholders in Adamawa State said Gov. Murtala Nyako was wrong to blame President Goodluck Jonathan and the military for the insurgency in the North-East zone of the country.
This is contained in a statement issued at the end of the group`s closed-door meeting on Friday in Abuja and signed by retired Air Commodore Dan Suleiman, who is the chairman of the group.
“To us, his allegations are baseless, null and void.
“This is so most especially that he could not attach verifiable pieces of evidence to buttress any of his claims in the letter he wrote to the 19 northern governors on the issues,’’ he said.
He said that the governor should address issues that border on people’s welfare such as provision of good health care, an enhanced, reduction of poverty level and boost civil servants’ morale.
Suleiman also called on Nyako to pay the withheld August and September 2012 salaries of the civil servants “as well as deducted huge percentage of their May 2014 salaries, with no just case”.
Suleiman said that the group was in full support of the State Assembly`s resolve to checkmate the governor`s excess.
He called on President Goodluck Jonathan not to lose hope in steering the ship of country`s affairs but continue to forge ahead, irrespective of the deluge of criticisms by the opposition.
Suleiman further assured the president that majority of Nigerians are solidly behind him.
He applauded the resolve of the military to secure the release of the abducted over 200 Chibok school girls by the Boko Haram sect.
He commended African leaders to fashion out a framework to tackle the menace of terrorism in Nigeria’s north east zone of the country.
“We are confident that this powerful body shall decisively deal with the challenges of terrorism not only in Nigeria, but also the African continent as a whole.’’ Suleiman said.
He condemned, in strong terms, the recent bomb attack in Kabang, a suburb in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa on June 1.
The chairman said that the incidence was a huge let down to residents, victims and their relations who lived around the vicinity where it occured. (NAN)