President Goodluck Jonathan has reportedly given conditions that will help save the embattled governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako from an impending impeachment by legislators in his state.
Jonathan was said to have given these conditions on Monday night, when two former heads of state took Nyako to meet with the president to plead on his behalf so that he will be saved from being disgraced out of office.
The two former leaders, who were in Abuja ahead of the Council of States meeting, which took place yesterday, reportedly drew the President’s attention to the heightening ethno-religious tension that was building in Adamawa as a result of the impeachment move, adding that nothing should be done to escalate the violence in the region.
According to Vanguard report, their efforts to save the governor did not yield any fruitful result as Jonathan was said to have told them he had no hand in the move to impeach the governor.
According to a source close to the president, Jonathan scolded Nyako for insulting him in an offensive letter which he wrote wrote to the northern governors forum early this year, accusing the president of committing genocide in the north in the name of fighting Boko Haram.
President Jonathan reportedly insisted that the governor must first withdraw his malicious letter and publicly tender an apology to him and Nigerians which will be the condition for him to intervene in the impeachment process.
However, Gov. Nyako was said to have stood his ground, saying he would rather leave office than withdraw his letter and apologise to Jonathan.
A source close to Nyako confirmed that the peace meeting was deadlocked as a result of the governor’s refusal to disown the controversial letter and apologise to Jonathan but that another meeting had been slated for Tuesday night (last night), though he wasn’t sure whether the outcome will change anything.