The Adamawa State Governor, Muhammad Bindow, has revealed that he dumped the former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, and shifted loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar because of the latter’s N500 million largesse.
Bidow, who reportedly rode on the political structure of Nyako to win the April governorship election, said he decided to pitch tent with Atiku because of a lofty cash gift the former vice president gave him during the campaign.
The governor who made the disclosure when he hosted indigenes of Jimeta at the Government House, said that Atiku gave him N500 million for his campaign.
“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 accused some “powerful politicians” in the state of attempting to smear his image for his refusal to do their bidding, stating that “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 Atiku Abubakar.
“It was after the submission that Atiku sent me half a billion naira through Jauro,” the governor stated.
Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulrham Abba, who was part of the delegation, also said that “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.