nyakoFiery governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to forget about having a foothold in any of the northern states, most especially in the north-east zone during the 2015 elections.
Nyako said he and his party would ensure that the ruling PDP would not extend its grip to any of the states in the north, because it had deceived the people many times over.
Nyako made this known in Yola, Adamawa state capital Friday during meeting with some civil society groups on the aegis of Coalition of Rights Advocates, led by Mr Olufemi Aduwo who were on a courtesy visit to his office.
The groups were in Adamawa on a mission to ascertain security situation in the state ahead of 2015 general election against the back drop of report that elections may not hold in the states because of security issues.
The governor told the visiting team that he had nothing personal against President Goodluck Jonathan, disclosing that the failure of the President to confide in top PDP members including state governors about his interest to run for second term was the cause of the stand-off between him and some northern leaders.
Nyako said the north was resolute this time around not to have anything to do with PDP because the ruling party has not been carrying its stakeholders in the northern region along effectively.
Nyako predicted that as 2015 general election draws by, more prominent people in the PDP would ditch it for the opposition party if only to register their displeasure with the government of the day.
He told the visitors that he would not rule out the possibility of more governors from the north decamping into the opposition party, noting that the channels of communication between the All Peoples Congress (APC) and some northern governors were still opened.
Aduwo had earlier told newsmen in Yola that his team was in the state to verify claims that election may not hold in some parts of the north-east, including Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, most essentially owing to security challeges.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had most recently expressed dismay on the bad trend of insecurity in the north-east zone and had hinted that elections may not hold in the most troubled state should the trend persists.
Spokesperson of the group, Emeka Wagara said from what members perceived after their tour of parts of Adamawa, there was no specific security threat in the state at the moment to warrant the possibility of elections not holding there by 2015.
He said Adamawa people who members interviewed said they appreciated some few breaches of security in  the state occasioned by terrorists activities and had resolved to work concertedly to defend the state against further breaches likely to deny the state of opportunity to partake in the 2015 polls.

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