July 16, 2014 – Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy, Security and Publicity of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Epe Constituency II, Hon Segun Olulade has accused the Goodluck Jonathan led PDP government of allegedly orchestrating the removal of Adamawa State Governor, Rear Admiral Murtala Nyako on Tuesday.
Olulade stated this while reacting to the removal of the governor by the State House of Assembly. Nyako was found guilty of all 16 count charges of embezzlement and misappropriation by the Adamawa State House of Assembly and consequently impeached.
But Olulade attributed Nyako’s removal to politics and condemned in strong terms the brand of politics being played by President Jonathan, stressing that Mr. President does not understand the fundamental behaviour of power and that has largely affected his brand of power play.
“The sponsored removal of Murtala Nyako is another pointer to the fact that President Jonathan is responsible for all brand of ‘polio-riddled political game play’ around power. It is funny that Mr President was giving Nyako a condition to join PDP or lose his job. That in itself is an impeachable offence on President Jonathan for continually manipulating justice, arm twisting fundamental rights and raping democracy by gagging everyone that will not support his selfish ambition”, Olulade said.
Olulade stated further that “the removal of Murtala Nyako is unfortunate and clear indication that the Federal Government is bent on destroying political opponents to pave way for his re-emergence even when it has become obvious that the people are tired and wary of his administration. If the trend continues like this, I doubt if a free electoral atmosphere can be present in the country. The Presidency has taken the impeachment antics to Nassarawa whereby the Governor of the State is also being threatened with impeachment. Murtala Nyako is loved by his people but the political militants are bent on strangulating peoples’ wishes and installing political inordinate like the Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly who will be taking up governorship seat against the wishes of Adamawa people”.
“I don’t think all of us must join PDP before Nigeria can stand as a country. In the time of late President Yar’Adua, competent Nigerians were appointed as Ministers, but what you see today is that no one can be appointed to serve his country if he would not join PDP no matter how competent. This is awkward and devastating”.
Olulade said he was sure that the dishonest decision of the House would be challenged legally. Olulade saluted Murtala Nyako for standing resolutely as a progressive in spite of the threat to his legitimate position given to Him by God and the good people of Adamawa in the first place, and for refusing to dance to ‘Jonathanian’ song of joining the PDP as condition for retaining his seat as Governor.
“What Nyako has shown to the world was that he believes in the right cause and not desperate to continue to sit as a Governor against right conscience, truth and justice. He has refused to be a PDP member despite all threat and coercion”, Olulade concluded.