Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state has said that if the desire of the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to kill the party, with injustice and unfair practices, state governors as dutiful members, would remain to help bury it. This was just as former military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) described the governors of Niger, Sokoto, Adamawa Jigawa and Kano as patriots working to save the nation’s democracy. Babangida spoke in Minna, Niger state, yesterday after a closed-door meeting with the governors that was also attended by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd).
The governors had earlier on Sunday visited former president Olusegun Obasanjo at his house in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Nyako said in Yola yesterday that five of the northern governors were in Abeokuta and Minna for consultations with the two former presidents on very important matters, saying, “We visited the most accomplished Nigerians ever and would remain so for a very long time and to consult with them on very important matters.”
Nyako further said that the visits were part of the consultations the five concened governors were making and to also inform the two former presidents about their discomfort in the PDP and their plans ahead of the 2015 elections.