Son of former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, stood by his family in their difficult moment after the impeachment of his father.
Speaking to newsmen at a town hall meeting in Yola, Adamawa State today, February 12, Senator Abdulaziz Nyako said that Tinubu and ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki came to his father’s aid after being impeached on July 15, 2014, after his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.
He said that while Saraki and Tinubu stood by his father, Northern leaders, including members of his G-5 group that fought Jonathan, refused to give his father temporary shelter in their states.
According to him, Tinubu and Saraki staked their necks to facilitate Nyako’s escape to London, where he lived in exile until President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in in 2015.
“Asiwaju and Saraki helped Admiral (Nyako) to leave the country. In fact, it was Asiwaju’s son that paid for his (Admiral Nyako’s) accommodation in London.”
The senatorial candidate said that at a time, Tinubu’s camp canvassed his vote for Ahmad Lawan for Senate presidency as against Saraki, he told them that he could not trade Saraki for anybody except Tinubu himself.
Source: Daily Trust.