Former ADC gubernatorial candidate and immediate past senator for Adamawa central, Sen. Abdulaziz Murtala Nyako has decried incessant political crisis between power brokers in the state as the major reason why the state remained underdeveloped.
Sen Nyako who dropped the hint when he featured in a Hausa political program Ribar Dimukradiyya, aired by the state owned Adamawa State Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Yola, lamented that huge amount of resources that would have been channeled towards development of the state were expended fighting political wars during his father’s seven-year tenure.
“The infighting has caused the state serious setback. If the resources that were channeled to fight the wars were invested in the programmes of the government, the state would have recorded significant developmental mileage,” said he.
Murtala Nyako, the former governor and his son, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako are still being tried at the Federal High Court, Abuja for charges bordering money laundry and public funds embezzlement to the tune of N40 billion by the EFCC.
The Senator noted that in the contemporary annals of democracy in Nigeria, Adamawa and Anambra States have assumed notoriety for political instability nothing that political infighting and mudsling has become the hallmark of the two states.
“Adamawa and Anambra are two states in which political bickering continues unabated. Politics is played on 24-hour basis in the two states.
“The seven years that Nyako spent were replete with political acrimony. Fintiri too came amidst rancour, His excellency Bala Nggilari also tasted his own baptism of fire and Bindow also went through torrents of political brickbats,” he said.
The former navy officer said in order to douse tension, he deliberately visited Fintiri after he won election and indicated his readiness to support the administration with useful advice for the benefit of the state.
“When Fintiri won election we deliberately paid him a visit to calm nerves and that calmed the polity,” he said.