Gov. Bindow Of Adamawa Drops Bomshell, Says “I’ve No Regrets For Dumping Nyako After Atiku Donated N500m To My Campaign”
In a shocking revelation on Monday, the Governor of Adamawa State, Senator Muhammad Bindow, explained why he shifted his loyalty from the camp of former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, to that of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Senator Bindow, who was elected governor of the North-east state on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, reportedly rode on Mr. Nyako’s political structure to victory in the April 11 governorship poll.
According to the governor, he decided to dump the former governor for Atiku because of a massive cash donation the former vice president made to his governorship campaign.
He made the disclosure when he hosted Jimeta community eleders at the Government House, Yola, saying Atiku gave him N500million for his campaign, in flagrant disregard for the Electoral Act, which prohibits individuals from making election contributions beyond N 1million.
“I shifted loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar because of the N500 million he gave to support my governorship campaign.
“During the campaign, Nyako and his son Abdulazziz were in London. I have no regret over my decision”, he said.
Bindow also accused some “powerful politicians” in the state of attempting to smear his image because he refused to do their bidding.
“Apart from the money from the headquarters, nobody gave me ten naira during the campaign.
“When the former VP asked me if we had any financial problem, I called the then party state secretary, Abdullahi Bakari, to write and put our campaign demand at N300 million to Mr. Atiku Abubakar.
“It was after the submission that Atiku sent me half a billion naira through Jauro”, Governor Bindow stated.
Confirming the claim, Governor Bindow’s Chief of Staff, Abdulrahman Abba, who was part of the delegation, said, “when you have two enemies, you join one to fight the other. So what the governor did was right”.
“We are working with Atiku because we believe in him and his political ideology”, he said.