HOURS after Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri of the opposition PDP was declared winner of Adamawa governorship election, facts have emerged that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC actually sacrificed Governor Jibrilla Bindow for allegedly working against the re-election of President Buhari in the February 23 presidential election.
Saturday Sun gathered that APC leaders in the state including wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha; Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Elimination of Drug Abuse, PACEDA, Gen. Buba Marwa; former EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu and a host of others had raised eyebrows before and after the presidential election about alleged secret working relationship between Governor Bindow and his benefactor,
Atiku Abubakar who was the PDP candidate in the February 23 election.
As a result, the governor was further alleged to have been responsible for the victory of Atiku over Buhari in the state. A member of the national caucus of the APC told Saturday Sun in Abuja on Friday that “because of this betrayal by the governor, the APC leaders both at the national and state levels decided to pay the governor back in his own coin and that was why Bindow found it difficult to win at the first ballot on March 9 and woefully lost the supplementary election of Thursday March 28. In fact, after the presidential election, the First Lady had to go to Adamawa State where she refused to campaign for Bindow but instead told the people to vote for any governorship candidate of their choice. That statement went viral in Adamawa and the people got the message.”
The Returning Officer of the governorship election, Prof. Andrew Haru- na, who declared the result
late Thursday in Yola after the supplementary election in 44 units across 14 local government areas of the state, said Fintiri polled 376,552 votes to beat his closest rival, Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of APC, who scored 336,386 votes.
He said that Sen. Abdul- Azeez Nyako of the ADC scored 113,237 votes to place third, followed by Chief Emmanuel Bello of the SDP, who garnered 29,792 votes.
Haruna said total votes cast was 899,097, out of which 871,307 votes were valid and 27,790 votes, invalid.
Fintiri was the Speaker of Adamawa House of Assembly in 2014,and also served as Acting Governor in July 2014, following the impeachment of the then Gov. Murtala Nyako.