A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former military administrator of Lagos and Borno states, General Buba Marwa has dismissed claims that Governor Murtala Nyako is the leader of the APC in Adamawa State.
Speaking in Yola at a press conference, he said the claims by Nyako and his supporters that any sitting governor is automatically the leader of APC which makes Nyako the leader of the party in the state is completely wrong as only the 11 governors who contested on the platform of the legacy parties were given that privilege by virtue of their contributions to the party.
"Our party is built on the principles of fairness, equity and rule of law and we should not expect the party to treat its original members who were responsible for its success unjustly," he said.
"We welcome Nyako into our fold as the more the number, the merrier it is, especially looking at the significance of Nyako. But we are not happy with the way and manner of his entry.
"When you go to a new house, you have to knock and wait for the door to be opened and introduce yourself, but Nyako did not do that; instead, he went directly into the bedroom. But it is not too late to take the necessary corrective steps".
When contacted, APC's North-east national vice chairman, Alhaji Umar Duhu noted that the APC laws are unwavering and unambiguous.
He explained that ''The law states that all privileges accorded to APC governors will be extended to the entire gallant five progressive governors who joined the APC recently. All governors are to drive the party activities in their respective states."
Meanwhile, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to Gov Nyako, Mohammed Sajoh has described as untrue the insinuation by Gen. Muhammadu Buba Marwa that Gov Nyako is not the leader of the party in Adamawa, saying the statement was made in bad faith.
"The statement made by Marwa to the effect that Nyako is not the leader of the party is unfortunate. As one of the aspiring members of APC, Marwa ought to go back and learn the agreement made by the founding fathers of the APC, so that he could be better informed," he said.