Adamawa APC Crisis Over as Nyako, Marwa, Gundiri Resolve Differences
Adamawa State Governor, Alhaji Murtala Nyako, governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Brig. Gen. Mohammed Marwa and his counterpart in the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Mr. Markus Gundiri, who had been at loggerheads over the control of the party machinery in the state yesterday resolved to work together.
Marwa and Gundiri had teamed up to fight the decision of the APC national leadership that Nyako, who last year defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition party, should be the party leader in the state.
But the three party leaders told stakeholders at the inauguration of the party’s interim state executive committee, which held at the Government House, Yola that they had decided to put aside their political differences to resolve the lingering crisis in APC in the interest of the party and Adamawa people.
Nyako, while addressing the stakeholders, comprising members of the three legacy parties that coalesced to form the APC and those who defected from PDP with him, said the trio had decided to work together to defeat the PDP in the 2015 general election.
The governor told the gathering that after a meeting, which lasted several hours on Monday with Marwa, Gundiri and representatives from the APC headquarters, they had agreed to abide by the tenets of the party, which are based on fairness, equity, justice and internal democracy.
He commended APC interim Deputy National Chairman, Alhaji Aminu Masari, for his maturity in resolving the political differences between him, Marwa and Gundiri, adding that he has proved to be a great politician.
In his remarks, Marwa said they had resolved the crisis in the party in the state and commended Nyako for displaying a sense of maturity at the meeting by admitting his mistake, which led to the disagreement in the party.
Marwa added that they had forgiven Nyako and agreed that he should lead Adamawa APC.
“We are happy with the actions of the governor and we are ready to work together without sentiments attach to our struggles,” he said.
Also responding, Gundiri expressed joy that they have been able to resolve their differences to prove wrong those who had said it would be impossible for the three of them to work together.
According to him, it will be a surprise to many people that they agreed to recognise Nyako as the leader of the party, saying that they did so because of his sincerity and the maturity he displayed at the meeting.
He said although the party’s national leadership had given the governor five slots in the interim state executive committee, he only filled two slots.
In his speech, Masari said he was in the state to supervise the inauguration of the interim committee whose members are saddled with the responsibility of mobilising, sensitising and supervising the registration process of the party.
He said he was happy because the party had been able to resolve the problem in the state chapter of APC and called on the new committee to carry everybody along to end crisis in the party.
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