Thursday, July 10, 2014

Impeachment: I Didn’t Meet Nyako Over Successor – Ex-UBEC Boss

The former executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC), Dr Ahmed M. Modibbo, has debunked rumours making the rounds that he held a meeting with Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, to discuss who succeeds the embattled governor by the time he had been impeached.

Modibbo is one of the governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State.

The former UBEC boss, who insisted that he had never related with Nyako since the governor left PDP for the All Progressives Congress(APC) noted that, while he remained a bonafide member of the PDP, there was no way he would have met Nyako under any guise.

In a statement issued in Abuja by his counsel, Mr Sulaiman Usman, Modiboo maintained that the rumour that he allegedly met with Nyako was the handiwork of those trying to pull him down politically.

The statement made available to LEADERSHIP noted: “There was a baseless report that our client had a private meeting with Governor Murtala Nyako and struck a deal for Nyako to support our client in the race to succeed him. The said news item depicted our client as someone who is not a loyal member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), but a mole in the party who is placed to work against the interest of the party he laboured to build for many years.
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