- Adamawa state governor has denied funding the presidential rally of Atiku Abubakar
- The governor said reports that he spent N70 million on the rally are false and damaging
The governor of Adamawa state, Muhammadu Bindow, has denied funding the Saturday, July 21, rally of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.
He said reports that he spent N70 million to foot the rally where Atiku declared his intention to run for presidency is not true, Premium Times reports.
Bindow, in a statement on Sunday by his special adviser press and media affairs, Martins Dickson, described the reports as malicious and an attempt to blackmail him.
He said: “The publication is false, malicious, misleading and an attempt to mask the rising profile, good virtues and sacrifice of Senator Bindow in upholding and promoting APC as the most popular party in Adamawa.
“The authors of the fabricated lies have run out of substance with which to discredit him and have resorted to cheap blackmail and childish stories.
“The good work of APC under Bindow is spread glaringly across the 21 local government areas of the state for all to see and there’s no amount of falsehood that will make anyone believe that a governor and party that have done so well in the state will be involved in any form of clandestine anti-party activity."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that no fewer than eight commissioners, three members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly and some local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress-led administration in the state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defections were announced in the state capital Yola on Saturday, July 21 by the national chairman of the opposition party Uche Secondus at the grand rally for one of the party’s presidential aspirants, ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar.
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