2015: Jonathan Cannot Deny Single-term Agreement with the North – Gov. Nyako

The Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, agreed the Governor of Niger State, Muazu Aliyu Babangida that President Goodluck Jonathan actually signed an agreement with them to serve for a single term of four years.

jonathan_2015_court2In an interview with Vanguard on December 31, 2013, the Governor said that the attempt by Jonathan to ignore the agreement he entered into with the northern political leaders, was responsible for the current political feud, which led to the defection of some governors from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Gov. Nyako claimed that contrary to the claims by Jonathan’s aides that the President did not enter into such a deal with the governors, Jonathan sealed the deal with them and pledged to abide by it.

Gov. Nyako further noted that although he had his initial fears that Jonathan would not stand by the agreement after winning the 2011 election, ex- President Obasanjo pleaded with them to sign the agreement and back Jonathan in the presidential election, which he eventually won.

The governor also said that the document, which was with the Niger State governor, as the Chairman of the Northern State Governors Forum, would be produced at the appropriate time to shame those still denying of its existence.

Gov. Nyako urged Jonathan to be a man of honour by respecting the agreement, so that Nigerians can continue to respect and stand by him.

According to him, Jonathan was number 73 on the list of those who signed the agreement and he cannot now turn round to deny what he validly endorsed.

 “So when they came and asked me to sign that he (Jonathan) had agreed that he would not contest the 2011 presidential election and I objected to it because he did not give his pledge to the agreement signed in 2003. They persisted and I signed.

“After that the Niger State governor took the paper to Jonathan and he signed. Obasanjo can confirm that he came here with Jonathan and pleaded with me to support Jonathan to contest the 2011 Presidential election.”


  1. All of you are the cause of political problems in our country. Instead of allowing the electorate to give their mandate to whomever they wish, you connived among yourselves to go against the constitution of the land to work against the people, why wouldn’t there be problem? You are talking about the North, is it only you and Babangida Aliyu are the North? All of you are working for your interest and that of your families, not the North.

  2. Wat is Nyako making noise abt, how many yrs hs d northerns ruled dis Country? Jonathan has not denied signing agreement, but the truth is, Jonathan does not own himself, we d pple of South-south want him to run 4 a 2nd term & he cn’t do odawise.

    Wat is it dt is hard 4 Nyako to understand, Jonathan has changed his mind to carry out d biddings of his Pple, Abj is dt agreement cast on stone, is it d law of Media & Persia?

    Obasanjo dt is pushing dem promised to do a single term & did a 2nd term, dos Hu opposed him, he killed dem & even waisted our Money scheming 4 a 3rd term, or is it bcos Jonathan is doing gentleman?
    Ameachi dt is making noise now also promised to do a single term now he is doing a 2nd term, so wat r we talking abt?

    Jonathan entered dt agreement on his own without our consent in d South-South so dt agreement is a Bullitt. Infact dos Hu r close to him shld tell him dt no place 4 him here till 2019.

  3. Nyako is talking Rubbish for his selfish interest.Come 2015 if GEJ choose to contest as the constitution permit him, i will cast my Vote for him. We now see reasons why the are working hard to make GEJ’s Government ungovernable since he assumed office for a first tenure. The devil i Know (PDP) is better than the Angel i don’t know.


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