Adamawa PDP Crisis: Nyako May Sack 13 Commissioners, Aides

Governor Murtala Nyako may soon rejig his cabinet to weed out members accused of double standards in the recent crisis that rocked the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The party has been embroiled in a war of wits between the factions of PDP national chairman, Bamanga Tukur and Governor Nyako, which led to the splitting of the party into two parallel groups with each group claiming to be the authentic body.

Since then, the party has been polarised along the reinstated Umaru Mijinyawa Kugama-led executive and that of Joel Madaki leadership, which was inaugurated by Ambassador Umar Damagum, who was assigned by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to superintend the conduct of congresses in the state to fill the void created at the ward, local government and state levels after the dissolution of the state exco.

Sources close to the Government House, Yola told our correspondent that about 13 out of the 27 commissioners and scores of advisers in Nyako’s cabinet along with other key political appointees might be shown the way out soon.

This development stems from the belief that the affected appointees had played double standards in the crisis that rocked the state chapter of the party which factionalise the party.

At a stakeholders’ meeting held at the PDP secretariat along? Galadima? Aminu Way Yola yesterday, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Abdurrahman Abba Jimeta, hinted that the dismissal of those that sabotaged the Kugama’s faction had become a fait accompli because they would find their way out of Nyako’s cabinet within a week.

Nyako, who was also at the stakeholders’ meeting,which was attended by the Kugama? exco, ward and local government leaders of the party and the 21 local government chairmen elected on the platform of PDP, said his administration was not perturbed by the antics of persons parading themselves as leaders of the party in the state.

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