Nyako speaks on ‘plan to dethrone’ Lamido of Adamawa

The gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako, has said he had no plan to dethrone the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Mustafa, if elected as governor in 2019.

Nyako said this on Saturday in Yola during a Town Hall meeting with students and youth groups and associations in the state in response to reports making the rounds, NAN reports.

Nyako is the serving Senator for Adamawa Central Senatorial District.

He, however, admitted having problems with the Lamido which led to his removal as the Youth Leader (Sarkin Matasa) of Adamawa emirate by the traditional ruler.

According to him, that is a bygone issue, stressing that it is not among his reasons to contest for the governorship of the state.

Nyako said he had respect for the traditional institution and appreciated the opportunity given him to serve as Sarkin Matasa.

“I am not that vindictive. My interest is not to retaliate; we have enormous problems in Adamawa and my desire is to contribute in solving them.

“What transpired between Lamido and I, for me, that matter is over. In any case I wish him well.

“May I add that this is not political talk, it is true talk from the heart,” Nyako said.