*asks him to mend his leaking umbrella
A media aide to senator Abdulaziz Murtala Nyako, Auwal Usman Galadima, has accused chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Adamawa State, Barr. A T Shehu of suffering from bankruptcy of ideas, urging him to instead of publicly embarrassing himself with unverified statements, concentrate in mending his leaking umbrella.
In a statement he made available to FOMBINATIMES, Galadima counseled Shehu to always separate chaff from the wheat as it is regrettable for a man of his caliber to be passing mischievous and fake fallacies that are obverse to the realities on ground.
“It is highly regrettable that a high profile politician of the caliber of A.T Shehu will stoop too low and engage in mudslinging and distortion of facts to score cheap Political goals.
” Sen. Aziz Nyako will naturally ignore such personalities, however it is our responsibility to prevent the good people of Adamawa State from being manipulated and mislead with cheap lies and propaganda by shameless people.
” It is a fact that PDP is notorious in resorting to the use such diversionary antics to cover their abysmal performance in office,” Galadima said.
According to him, contrary to the myths and half truths being peddled by Shehu, the truth is that as a war veteran, Nyako knows the value of peace and he has throughout his tenure worked towards its establishment both in Adamawa central which he represents and Adamawa south senatorial zone.
” In response to such fictitious allegations, it is important to educate the party chairman who seems to just appear in political space as result of recovery from long term hibernation.
” In January 2016, there was an ethno-religious crisis between Fulani and Bata around Kor-Goron axis of Girea LGA. Scores of lives were lost, hundreds were injured and properties including houses, livestock and farmlands were destroyed.
“It was on record, Sen. Aziz was the first Government official to visit the scene. He visited the area five days after the attack despite the obvious security risk. Sarkin Matasan Bata, Lunguda, Mbula and PP Elisha were among his entourage. They inspected the villages and drove 20km down to Goron on a quiet deserted road littered with decaying human corpses and burnt settlements to meet Late Maijimilla Kefas. It took their combined efforts to nip in the bud, a reprisal planned by some bereaved Goron youths.
” The senator tasked the Sarakunan Matasa to locate all the Bwatiye youths and calm them down. It took them one month to achieve that. PP Elisha and Late Lokodum were asked to talk to Bata elders and organize a meeting. Sen Aziz Nyako on his own was able to invite all the Fulani Ardos within that axis and intervene.
” Later on, an expanded reconciliatory meeting took place and lasting peace was brokered. The senator thereafter, got some relief materials for the aggrieved communities. All thanks to the prompt response and generosity of NEMA,” he said.
He noted that just as he toiled to establish peace in his constituency, Aziz Nyako has also joined hands with his counterpart representing Adamawa South, senator Abubakar MoAllahyidi to also proffer solutions to the perennial farmers/ herders stripe in the zone.
” On the issues of crises on the southern zone, although a senator is a universal citizen, but it’s important to set records straight, Sen. Aziz had never represented the good people of southern zone in any capacity.
” However, for his undiluted love and concern for the well being of the generality of the good people of Adamawa State, he is everywhere connecting with the people.
” Precisely, on 25th of November 2017, the Sen. Aziz accompanied Sen. Mo’Allah yidi, Senator representing Southern zone to Numan to condole the victims of farmers and herdsmen clashes.
” In his capacity as the chairman senate committee on special duties, he facilitated prompt release of relief materials by NEMA which where distributed to the victims.
” Later on, the senators proceeded to the palace of Hama Bachama where they were joined by the Inspector General of Police. They discussed and mapped out effective strategies to curtail the menace of the perennial farmers and herdsmen clashes and other security related challenges affecting Numan federation and the state as a whole.
” It is important to note that Sen. Aziz Nyako is a silent achiever who don’t believe in politicising his contribution on security related issues.
” To keep the records straight, Sen. Aziz Nyako retired at the rank of Commodore in 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.
” He contested and won the senatorial seat of Adamawa Central under the platform of APC in 2015. How did he then benefitted from the PDP that he was never a card carrying member? In 1999, when PDP came into power, Aziz was doing well as a young Naval officer in Lagos.
“In conclusion, PDP is advised to quickly switch into the business of governance and heed to the advice of the senator which was objective and devoid of malice and sentiments,” the statement added.
The new twists in relations between Nyako and the Fintiri led PDP government, rooted its ugly head after the government of the state claimed that thousands of ADC followers have defected to its fold, a move seen by Nyako as a wily tactic by the government to de-market his party.
In response to the development, Aziz Nyako has on his Facebook page excoriated the government accusing its officials of fiddling while the state is being consumed by the twin evils of social insecurity and communal clashes without the government doing anything substantial to nip the challenges in the bud.