As the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa State continues to engage in in-fighting, the senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, AbdulAziz Nyako, has charged the state governor, Senator Muhammadu Jibrilla, to stop wasting his time on “frivolities” and start focusing on delivering his electoral campaign promises.
Speaking on Saturday during a chat with journalists in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, Senator Nyako, who is the son of former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, stated that instead of charting a new course for the state, Governor Jibrilla has been indulging in “shadow boxing”, which he noted, has so far proven counterproductive to his administration.
“For me, I would have ordinarily preferred a situation the governor himself concentrates on his work. He has a lot of work to do. He has a very tough state to govern. He should just make up his mind to govern”, he said.
“The governor seems to indulge in shadow boxing. Shadow boxing amounts to someone going into the ring and fighting alone. The unfortunate thing about shadow boxing is that when you are doing it you will keep sweating and at a point in time you would get tired of fighting alone”, the senator added.
Mr. Nyako, who along with his father is being prosecuted for mismanaging Adamawa funds during the tenure of the latter, also spoke on his alleged gubernatorial ambition.
“2019 is something that is too far away to comment because we may just end up in controversy over an issue that we have no control over”, he said. “My philosophy is very simple, 2019 to me is very far. I don’t even know whether I will live till sunset. I prefer concentrating on my job as a senator”.
“I do have a lot of work at the Senate. I have a committee that is involved with a lot of organizations and I will advise anyone who is voted by the people to work and forget 2019. Whatever Allah wills, that is what would happen”.