Jonathan meets Adamawa acting Governor
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met behind closed doors with the Adamawa State Acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintri, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, the Acting governor said he was at the Villa to see the President as the leader of the country in order to give him the details of situation in Adamawa State.
He denied the allegation that members of the state House of Assembly were given money to remove Governor Murtala Nyako.
He said: “Who gave the money? There must be an evidence of the person who gave the money. In this country, people are used to whatever situation that happened, it is about money. Who gave the money?”
On whether Nyako was removed to retrieve Peoples Democratic Party’s mandate in the state, he said: “You saw the allegations and they have been proven by the panel, so that cannot be the reason why we removed the man. There were even so many other issues that we could not bring as part of the allegations that formed his removal.”
“But definitely as a PDP man that has taken over as acting governor in Adamawa State, I have to say that I brought back to my party the stolen mandate by the former governor.”
Asked to speak on the allegation that the President was trying to muscle the opposition by way of impeachment, he said: “Nyako is not an opposition man. He only stole the mandate of the PDP into the APC. How did the President get involved in this local issue in Adamawa? The man has stolen our money. That is the bottom line of it.”
He also said that he didn’t know if Nyako is on the run.
On the present situation in Adamawa, he said: “Adamawa is fine, Adamawa is calm. We are into confidence building, having removed Nyako and the destruction of infrastructure and moral of our people.”