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Nyako Warns Politicians Against Playing Politics With State Of Emergency

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Murtala NyakoGov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa on Tuesday cautioned politicians in the state against playing politics with the state of emergency imposed on the state.

Nyako made the call in a statement signed by his Director, Press and Public Affairs, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, in Yola.

The warning followed a statement made by a politician in a local radio programme who alleged that the governor was responsible for the state of emergency imposed on the state.

The governor described the allegations as “false, malicious and a calculated attempt to create confusion in the state.”

He said that the Federal Government had, through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olugbenga Ashiru, explained that Adamawa was included because of its proximity to Cameroon and for the military to have a wide coverage.

“This is not the time to play politics with a grave issue like the state of emergency declared on the state.

“Politicians who try to reap political dividends from every situation should learn to appreciate the limits of politics during emergency periods. This is time to be on the side of the people.

“Politicians should support the position adopted by the state government on the need for prayers and full support to law enforcement agencies,” he said.

Nyako also cautioned the media against being used and the need for them to be more careful and objective in their reports, particularly when such reports bordered on security in the period of emergency.

“Media houses should take their social responsibility more seriously and work in the interest of unity, peace and social harmony within our communities and the state at large,” he added.

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  1. domdom

    May 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Nyako keep quiet,you’re following that rascal governor of Rivers State to fight Jonathan,are you tired,next time you will think,look & reason well before you fight,loser.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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