Adamawa APC chieftains seek Bindow’s expulsion over alleged anti-party activities
Adamawa State Governor Mohammed Jibrila Bindow, may be suspended from the All Progressives Congress (APC), as some party chieftains have called for his expulsion over alleged support for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
They asked the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole, to expel him immediately.
This is coming two days to the Abuja High Court judgment in his alleged certificate scandal.
Spokesman of the group, Aminu Iyawa, in a statement yesterday in Yola, accused Bindow of working and deploying state funds for Atiku’s campaign against his party’s candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
He said Bindow’s action contravenes the party’s constitution, pointing out that the penalty for anti-party activities was expulsion and that the governor should give a detailed account of the campaign funds in his custody before the presidential polls.
He pointed out that the presidential election results in Adamawa North Senatorial district and the Southern zone, being the zones of the governor and his deputy, were clear testimonies that the state government worked for the PDP candidate.
Iyawa said Bindow’s presence in the party will not only bring defeat to the party at the election in the state, but that it will discourage other members from working for the party.
While reacting to the allegations, Commissioner for Information, Ahmad Sajoh, denied the claims, describing them as baseless and that they were calculated attempt by some APC chieftains to tarnish the governor’s political image.
On the allegations that the governor pocketed N2.5 billion for the presidential election for Adamawa state, he said Bindow did not receive such money, pointing out that APC members tasked themselves to mobilise agents and other stakeholders for the polls.
Sajoh, who urged the people of the state to disregard such baseless allegations, noted that those behind the claims were not only intimidated by the governor’s performance, but were using Bindow’s name to seek political favours.