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Gov Jibrilla Of Adamawa Reveals Why He Switched Loyalty From Nyako To Atiku, Says He Switched After Ex-VP Donated N500m To His Campaign

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Governor Jibrilla BindowGovernor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state has explained why he dumped former Governor Murtala Nyako’s camp and pitched tent with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Mr. Bindow, who was elected governor on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, was widely regarded as a stooge of Mr. Nyako, who was impeached in controversial circumstances in 2014.

According to the governor, his decision to switch loyalty from Nyako to Atiku was because of a lofty cash donation the former vice president made to his governorship campaign.

He made the disclosure when he hosted indigenes of Jimeta at the Government House, Monday.

“I shifted loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar because of the N500 million he gave to support my governorship campaign”, Bindow said. “During the campaign, Nyako and his son Abdulazziz were in London. I have no regret over my decision”.

Mr. Bindow also fingered some “powerful politicians” in the state as being behind the attempt to smear his image because of refusal to do their bidding.

“Apart from the money from the headquarters, nobody gave me ten naira during the ca‎mpaign. The former Vice President asked me if we had any financial problem. So, I called the party secretary, Abdullahi Bakari, who put our demand at N300 million to Mr. Atiku Abubakar. It was after the submission that Atiku sent me half a billion naira through Jauro”, the governor stated.

It is unclear whether the governor disclosed the huge donation made by the former vice president to his campaign as required by law.

The Electoral Act prohibits individuals from making election contributions above N 1million.

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  1. sirOscie.

    December 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Good Choice Gov. Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow, For acknowledging Turaki and dumping him after getting into power like most politicians would have done. It’s shows you’re reliable and can be trusted.
    Turaki Adamawa is a great democrat, Statesman and a leader every young politician should be happy and proud to be associated with..
    He’s a detribalised Nigeria politician whose popularity spread across the length and breadth of the country, So I don’t blame Gov. Bindow having him as a role model.
    Good governance is sure for the Adamawa people with Atiku Abubakar a chieftain of the APC involved.
    #ChangeIsHere.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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