Former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, says he was vindicated by the massive defeat suffered by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former president, Goodluckk Jonathan, in the last general election.
Nyako, a former member of the PDP, fell out with the party and was impeached by the state House of Assembly for having been indicted for embezzlement and misappropriation of state fund.
His impeachment, however, was widely seen as payback by former president Jonathan, who Nyako publicly accused of genocide against the north using Boko Haram. After his impeachment in 2014, Nyako went on self-exile to an unknown destination and only returned following the ouster of the PDP from power.
Speaking to supporters who welcome him back to the state, the former governor denied stealing public fund and said his offence was advising President Jonathan, who had become impervious to correction. “We are all witnesses to where taking offense has landed him and the PDP,” Nyako said, referring to the party’s defeat at the polls.
Upon arriving Yola, the state capital, Nyako proceeded to the hospital to visit victims of this week’s bomb blast and condemned the attack by the insurgents. He also called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari because he has what it takes to lead the country.
“I want to thank the people of Adamawa for their contribution in voting PDP out. We now need to support our big brother Buhari who his reliable and can deliver”, Nyako said.