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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Beware of people like Akpabio – Nyako cautions Jonathan

Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako has warned President Goodluck Jonathan to beware of people of his Akwa Ibom counterpart, Godswill Akpabio.
Nyako was referring to comments Akpabio made on Monday at the launch of the third phase of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN) programme by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Akpabio, who apparently was referring to the aggrieved governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said, “I believe that you cannot be a good leader unless you’re a good follower and I believe also strongly that leadership comes from God.
“So the question of rebelling against leadership does not occur because if I rebel against the leadership at the federal level, I should expect somebody also to rebel against my leadership at the state level, maybe from my own local government or thereabouts.
“And it is expected that as a governor of a state, I should be expected to respect the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. So it is not important who occupies the position. I think what is important is to give respect to the institution of the presidency in Nigeria. And that way, the international community can also respect Nigeria.”
But in a swift response, Nyako said the statement was capable of inciting Nigerians against the G7.
He therefore advised the president to be “wary of people like Akpabio who wants to chase away other Nigerians from him so that he alone would be seen as a loyalist.
“PDP as presently constituted does not promote justice and equity but constitutes a major setback to democracy. Indeed, the current PDP can best be described as the enemy of democracy.
“The leadership started by substituting its Anambra governorship candidates’ names in Abuja and ended disowning its candidate even after INEC had owned up to a dismal election that was seriously sabotaged.
“The PDP has lost its voice in democracy and now constitutes an enemy of what is just and honest,” the governor regretted.

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