The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate in last April governorship election in Adamawa State, Markus Gundiri on Wednesday said that the current governor, Murtala Nyako is running the state like a family business with less than 10 people controlling the state resources.
Mr Gundiri, who was a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said the governor decided to use his son “who was a serving officer in the Nigeria Navy to become his de facto Chief of staff.”
He said both the governor and his election were forced on the people of Adamawa state saying the February 4 election was manipulated in favour of Mr. Nyako.
The Adamawa State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Kugama on Wednesday Said that the crisis in Jos would have been nothing compared with what would have happened in the state had Markus Gundiri of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) won the February 4 governorship election.
Mr Kugama, who was responding to allegations of irregularities in the election engineered by the PDP, said it would have been impossible for Mr. Gundiri to have won the election.
“The aspirant and his clique have brought a religious problem in the state. Because all the people that he is moving round with are the same religion. You are a Christian, Kilba by tribe and your deputy governor, Chamba by tribe and everybody knows in this country that Adamawa State is Fulani dominated area. How can you come and win the election there?” he said.