As the gale of political defection sweeps across the Country, Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has described the story going round that he is set to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as malicious and baseless.
According to him, he has no plans to join the PDP or any other political party, and remains steadfast in the bid for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election come 2019.
Bindow, who spoke through a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Macaulay Hunohashi, maintained that he is fully committed to the APC ideals.
The statement maintained that the governor’s loyalty to his party and the Buhari-led administration is unshakable and it will be intellectually dull for anybody to believe such false defection reports, which is clearly intended to malign him and cause mischief.
“Over the last three years, we have shown commitment to the yearnings of the good people of Adamawa State to improve their standard of living through progressive implementations on agriculture, health, education, peace and security, water supply, youth and women empowerment as well as infrastructural development.
“And what is especially pleasing for me is that the people of the state recognize and appreciate our efforts to make Adamawa a better place for them and therefore they have supported this administration in every way possible”, It stated.
Tthe governor who reiterated his support for the President, said Buhari is the best thing to happen to this country.
” President Muhammadu Buhari means well for Nigeria, he is passionate about this country, he is trying to get a great future for Nigerians so what reasons do I have to defect”, He asked.
Bindow who believe that these malicious reports are plotted by some politicians who desperately want him to join the opposition, called on them to dump the opposition parties and join him in APC as they are so fixated to be in the same party with him.
Also speaking on the issue of the said “defection”, the Adamawa State APC Organising Secretary, Ahmed Lawal, describe Bindow as the most loyal member of the APC in the state.
According to him, Bindow has done so much to move the party forward and he has made the state a better place for all, therefore he has the confidence of every party member as well as the good people of the state.
“His transparency and accountability to the people of Adamawa state on how financial and material resources were expended as well as the distribution of projects across the states is almost perfect, no governor has done so much for Adamawa like Bindow has in three years”, he stated.
“Come 2019, the party and the people will ensure that this true democrat returns as governor of the state with a landslide victory.