A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Uba Dan Arewa, has explained that stakeholders of the party have vowed to resist any move to remove elected officials by forceful means or by doctoring names of legitimately elected officials.
Dan Arewa made the clarifications when he featured in a NAS FM Hausa political programme “inda ba kasa”.
He accused some unwieldy power mongers of attempts to despoil the party on the altar of their vaunted political ambition to rule the state by hook or crook, adding that all the stakeholders of the party have unanimously stamped their feet saying such will never happen in the party while they are around.
He said, “We are the real patriots of this party who have remained faithful to it from the beginning of the party till this moment.
“We will never allow some few opportunists who have no stake in the victory of the party to hoist their selfish interests on us.
“These people who came into the party and who by their closeness to the powers that be amassed tremendous wealth think they can intimidate us into accepting their whimsical proclivities, hook, line and sinker. We say no to them.”
He noted that the attempt to remove the elected party chairman of the party in Mayo Belwa Local Government Area, Alhaji Babangida Talase, will not see the light of the day as allowing the travesty to sail is archetypal to putting a nail in the coffin of the party.
“Some power mongers have sold a dummy to our revered leader and former governor Murtala Nyako urging him to support the removal of elected party chairman of Mayo Belwa local government, Alhaji Babangida Talase for their selfish interests.
“I learnt from the grapevine that they told Nyako if he supports their ill-conceived move to remove an elected chairman of his local government, Alhaji Babangida Talase, they will quash his EFCC case and give his son Abdulaziz Nyako an automatic senatorial ticket.
“It is surprising that this arrant nonsense is coming from politicians of no repute who come into the party and get the opportunities of amassing huge wealth including having investments in Nigeria and abroad at the detriment of the hard-working party faithful. We will tell them that there are good and conscientious men with the gusto to challenge impunity regardless of who is behind it.
“These forces of darkness have never meant well for our father since they came into his government, that is why Nyako who succeeded in the Nigerian Army could not successfully finish his two terms as a civilian governor,” he explained.
Dan Arewa noted that because of his concern for the destiny and future of the party in Adamawa State, Mai Mala-Buni, a true democrat called an all inclusive stakeholder meeting with APC chieftains from Adamawa including SGF Boss Mustapha, Gen Buba Marwa, and a host of others.
He said during the meeting, Comrade Mustapha Salihu was pointedly accused as the brain behind changing the names of duly elected officials and was told in clear terms he will be consumed by such disrespect for laws and order.
“Because of their closeness to Mai Mala- Buni, the architects of this despicable act were dropping the name of the national caretaker chairman. But during the meeting, Buni absolved himself from any blame. He said as a true democrat he will never touch that travesty with a ten-mile pole.
“There and then, Buni urged professor Mamman Tahir to ensure the peaceful reconciliation and to ensure the right thing is done. Mustapha was then tongue-lashed for his primitive and uncourteous behaviour,” Dan Arewa stated.