The Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla
Bindow, has released a statement debunking the news that he plans to
follow the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, out of the ruling All
Progressives Congress, APC.
Speaking through Ahmed Sajoh, the
Commissioner for Information, Jibrilla said: “The Governor was elected
under the banner of APC, and will continue to remain as APC Governor.”
Sajoh added that the APC national
leadership, which has reportedly been unsettled by Atiku’s exit on
Friday morning, should exercise no fear or apprehension.
Recall, that the spinning rumour mill
also has it that Atiku’s departure would trigger a wave of defections
from the APC to PDP across the country.
Bindow, widely seen as Atiku’s protégé,
has been amongst the names of top APC defectors being bandied around in
His name has popped up alongside that of
the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, who had since pledged
her loyalty to Atiku and his political choices.
However, Sajoh said neither his
principal nor his cabinet members, were set to follow Atiku, even as he
assured that their relationship with the former Vice President, would
“The relationship would not be affected
in any way. The former Vice President respects the Governor as the
number one citizen of the State; the Governor respects the former Vice
President, as a prominent son of the State.”