ABUJA: NIGERIA’S ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the impeachment of former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, as an act of democracy.
The party distanced itself from any speculation linking its leadership and President Goodluck Jonathan to the removal of the former governor.
A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, said it was unfortunate that the APC that claimed to champion the rights of the people to choice of leadership was the same party turning against the constitutionally guaranteed right of the people to withdraw legitimacy through impeachment and recall.
The impeachment of the former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, is an act of democracy. It is a constitutional right granted exclusively to the people of Adamawa State and no other, ” PDP stated.
“Therefore, allegations by the All Progressives Congress (APC), linking the national leadership of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and President Goodluck Jonathan to this are purely escapist and can only come from revisionists and reactionary forces, the unmasked pretenders to democracy.”
The statement advised the APC to look inwards in finding answers to its woes and leave the PDP out of its issues.
“If a sitting governor who has spent over seven years in office could be removed by more than two-third of the members of his state assembly, reasons should be located to fundamental factors within rather than the trite excuses of external influence.”
The Adamawa House of Assembly last Tuesday impeached Nyarko over allegations of financial impropriety.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY