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NIGERIA: 13 commissioners may lose their jobs in Adamawa

PDPA cabinet shakeup looms in Adamawa State as result of the crisis that engulfed the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, of recent.

Sunday Vanguard learnt that no fewer than 13 of the 27 commissioners, scores of advisers in Governor Murtala Nyako’s cabinet including key political appointees have been pencilled down for sack any moment from now.

Their alleged offence, according to sources, is the role they played in the crisis in the party which divided the party into the Joel Madaki, and the recognized Umaru Mijjinyawa Kugama-led EXCO which tenure had not expired.

At a meeting held at the PDP secretariat along Galadima Aminu Road in the state capital, yesterday,  the Chief of Staff to the governor, Alh. Abdulrahman Abba Jimeta, hinted that dismissal of those sabotaging the PDP, led by Kugama, would find their way out of Nyako’s cabinet within a week.

The governor, who also attended the stakeholders  meeting, comprising of  the state  PDP EXCO  led by Kugama,ward and local government leaders of the party, the elected  local government chairmen on the platform of PDP,said his administration  was not perturbed by unrecognized persons parading themselves as leaders of the PDP in the state.

He said his overwhelming desire was to transform the state through infrastructural development and not to get involved  in party crisis, adding that he was elected to make impact in Adamawa by injecting human oriented programmes.

One of the commissioners alleged to have played some  role in the crisis, Mr. Felix Tangwami, who, until recently was in charge of Social Integration Ministry, has since been sacked.

The Adamawa PDP had been polarized  along two factions. One was led by Kugama and the other by Joel Madaki that was inaugurated by Ambassador Umar Damagum,who was said to have been mandated  by the National Working Committee of the PDP to reconstitute of new EXCOs of the party at all levels.

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