From Umar Dankano, Yola.
Stakeholders under the Former Governor Murtala Nyako bloc of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have resolved to work assiduously with a view to wrestling power from Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Adamawa state come 2023 elections.
Deliberating at a crucial meeting held in Yola weekend, the stakeholders and party members agreed unanimously that they go back to their wards in the 21 local government areas to mobilise ahead of the party’s congresses.
Recalled that the Nyako’s bloc are the break away members of the party (APC) that joined ADC out of protest against alleged injustice meted to them during congresses in 2019 elections but rejoined the party after reconciliation.
In his address at the meeting, former Gubernatorial candidate of the Defunct ADC and immediate past Senator from Adamawa Central District, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako said that as far as they are concerned the terms of conditions on fairness and equality given to the party hierarchy both at the national and state levels still stands.
Nyako noted that the party must allow internal democracy which is the guiding principle that would lead to a decisive and comprehensive victory of their preferred candidates considering their numerical strength in the state.
Nyako opined that the stakeholders should have confidence and faith in the party advising them to follow laid down procedures in addressing party’s democratic issues right from the wards, local government up to state levels .
He expressed optimism that the calibre of personalities of party that consulted them as a group before rejoining the party will not disappoint them urging their teeming supporters to remain steadfast in working for the success of the party.
“I have absolute respect and confidence in Professor Mamman Tahir, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and Mai Mala Buni who played major roles in our return to the party.
“One key demand we made is that justice, fair play and rule of law must upheld and they all agreed. I have taken time to interrogate the speculation of likely imposition but I found out that the claim is a mere rumour,” Nyako maintained.
In their separate submissions, former Chairman of the ADC in the state, Alhaji Yahaya Hammanjulde and a leader in the party, Alhaji Umaru Mijinyawa Kugama explained that the speculation that there was a plan to impose candidates on them at the forthcoming party’s proposed congresses is not true.
They reminded their stakeholders and supporters that impunity and injustice was what made the APC lost the 2019 governorship election in Adamawa state assuring that such mistake will not be allowed again.
They charged their teeming followers to inform their people resolutions (takeaways) of the stakeholders meeting across nooks and crannies of the state with a view to present the true picture on the matter.