Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako has said that he has no plans to resign from office, saying that he may seek help from President Goodluck Jonathan against the ongoing process by the state House of Assembly to impeach him when the need arises.

According to him, Jonathan would likely step in since the state had also been there for the President because he too would have to intervene when it matters.

The governor who stated this yesterday when he stormed the presidential villa in Abuja where he attended the inauguration of the steering committee of the Safe Schools Initiative by the president and is also a member of the committee.

Responding to questions by journalists whether he had been making attempt to get the president to intervene, Nyako said, ?Not yet. It has not reached that crisis point. We have supported him all this time; he has supported us and in situations like these when Mr. President?s support is required, we will seek it.?

Asked whether he might likely resign, he said he was not considering that yet, even as he said his chances of surviving the ongoing impeachment proceedings in the state were bright.

The governor noted that since the issue was before the court, it was expected that the House of Assembly members would obey the rules in anything they do.

?Well, it is in the court and the court said it was not well done. We are hoping that if they want to do it, they will do it following the normal process in whatever they want to do,? Nyako stated, just as he claimed that the state was calm and peaceful. On whether some former Heads of State had spoken to the President on his behalf, the governor said, ?That would be excellent?.

Asked to give insight into the root cause of the crisis, he said:? Adamawa is a very interesting place. If I tell you we have 87 ethnic groups and the two religions are fairly balanced, It means that being sensitive to each and everyone of us is very important.

?It is a place of intellectualism; everybody has his own point of view and you have a group of people who share a certain point of view. And until it changes, they will maintain that point of view. But we have been peaceful somehow and we will remain peaceful?, he pledged.

On whether he nursed the plan to defect back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nyako noted that: ?Quite frankly, you know how I joined the PDP and partisan politics in the first place. It is not really my field. My field is known. You know what I was before. We are straightforward; have two distinctions: loyalty and disloyalty; two separate pieces.

?But one of the politicians told me that there are a lot of things in between loyalty and disloyalty which up till this moment I have not appreciated. So, for me, disloyalty with this type of attitude with Nigerian politics of today you are likely to step on toes of a few. ?

The governor who was looking unruffled as he walked briskly into President Goodluck Jonathan?s office was also in Aso rock on Tuesday where he attended the council of state meeting.

Clad in a white Caftan and a black cap to match, Nyako who drove into the villa at about 2:00pm did not use his official car. He was driven into the place in a black Toyota Camry (Camry Muscle) with Gombe State number plate.


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