- A former lawmaker has described as false claims by the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa state against the African Democratic Congress
- Abdulaziz Nyako said claims by the PDP chairman in Adamawa state that thousands of ADC members have defected to the ruling party among others is false
- Nyako made the refutal in a statement released by his media aide, Auwal Galadima on Sunday, June 21
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An aide to Senator Abdulaziz Nyako, the lawmaker who represented Adamawa Central at the eighth Senate has condemned claims by the state chairman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister A T Shehu, that majority of members of the African Democratic Congress have defected to the ruling party.
The new twists in relations between Nyako and the Shehu-led PDP government in the state followed a claim by the chairman that thousands of ADC followers have defected to PDP, in a move seen by Nyako as a witty tact by the government to de-market his party.
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The PDP also accused Nyako of fanning ethno-religious sentiment aimed at bringing down Governor Ahmadu Fintiri's government among others.
In his reaction, Auwal Galadima, the director of media and publicity to Nyako described the claims made by the Adamawa PDP as tissues of lies aimed at misleading the people of the state and the general public.
Calling on the people to disregard the claim, Galadima said the PDP state chairman's claim is capable of destroying the image of Senator Nyako.
He added that in a bid to set the records straight, the PDP in the state resorted to lies as means of diversionary antics to cover up their non-performance within one year in office.
Galadima said the party's one year in office was darkness and that the PDP had through such game raised a false alarm.
He also said that Nyako while in office as a senator helped in resolved several ethnic and religious crisis in Adamawa state.
Galadima said his principal during his tenure succeeded in visiting almost all villages where there were cases of ethnic or religious crisis in the state and assisted greatly in conflict resolutions.
According to Galadima, prominent among such crisis was the Fulani and Bata in Kor- Goron in Girer local government council area where the crisis was resolved and relief materials were donated to residents.
He also debunked claims that his principal represented Adamawa south senatorial zone as claimed by the PDP.
The former lawmaker's spokesperson said the claim by the ruling party in the state is a distorted fact made too early by the PDP.
”To keep the records straight, Senator Aziz Nyako retired at the rank of Commodore in the Nigerian Navy. He joined active politics in 2013 after registering with ANPP at Gwadabawa Ward, Yola-North LGA under the chairmanship of Alhaji Saleh Maizuma," Galadima said in the statement.
He also refuted the claim that his principal benefited from PDP saying Senator Nyako was not a card-carrying member of the party as he never contested in any elections as such could not have benefited from the party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported at that an older brother to the former governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako, was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen.
Ninety-year old Dahiru Nyako was kidnapped at his residence in Mayo-Belwa town in the early hours of Thursday, June 11.
The gunmen were said to have invaded his house and had shot sporadically into the air before abducting the former governor's brother.
In another news, the All Progressives Congress (APC0 in Adamawa state has threatened to sanction its members who accept any kind of appointment by from Governor Finitri.
The APC said that any of its members who do that risks being sacked by their party if they accept any appointment from the state governor.
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