An All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholder in Yola South, Bakari Abdulmalik has accused Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, immediate past governor of Adamawa State for masterminding the meeting where President Muhammadu Buhari was assaulted.
Abdulmalik who is the secretary, APC stakeholders forum in Yola South, noted that contrary to the ruse which Bindow’s apologists are dishing out that the former governor convened a stakeholders meeting to reconcile warring factions, Bindow actually assembled his political stooges and appointees to assault and denigrate the person of President Muhammadu Buhari for not bringing him back to power at all cost and his refusal to give him any federal appointment.
“Bindow has been nursing morbid hatred against the person of president Muhammadu Buhari for sacrificing him in 2019 election and for not giving him any federal appointment.
“But as far as I’m concerned, that anger is misplaced, because you can’t expect a disciplined man like President Buhari to rig an election in order to hoist his party man who worked contrary to the people’s wishes to power.
“And secondly, Buhari appoints only people whose integrity he can vouch for. So the mindset that you should abuse Buhari for not bringing you on board is an error of judgement,” the stakeholder said.
He noted that going by the political identities of those who are in the meeting, it can be surmised that Bindow just called a meeting of his stooges with the intent to malign the person of Mr. President because of the president’s perceived hard-line posture against the convener of the meeting (Bindow).
Abdulmalik said those who openly abused the president must have read the body language of the convener of the meeting, to have the audacity to abuse the president in the manner they did, adding that the fact that “they did not get reprimanded all added vent to the sordid spectacle.”
The stakeholder said the silence of Bindow in the face of such assault against the president is itself a direct indictment.
“We all know that Kabiru Mijinyawa was governor Bindow’s favorite under whom the governor rode the state roughshod till our party was ousted from power. The host of the meeting, was a commissioner under Bindow, the suspended caretaker chairman of Yola South APC was the chairman of the party when Bindow ruled and Yushau Adamu was also an adviser of the former governor.
“If Bindow has the president at heart, the moment they started abusing him, he ought to reign on them or even rebuke them. But listening to such vituperations amounts to complicity.
“Before the said meeting, APC was calm even though Bindow wants to tell the world the party was in crisis necessitating his intervention. Nobody was abused and nobody wished anyone death. But surprisingly, during a so called reconciliatory meeting, we heard abuses and even death wishes. Can we in all honesty said a reconciliation took place.
“Reconciliation usually take place between two parties involved in conflict, is Kabiru Mijinyawa in conflict with Prince Mustapha Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha or the others despite being hirelings of Bindow?” the stakeholder queried.
He added, “what Bindow intended to do was to malign all our stakeholders and cast them as weaklings who cannot resolve an internal party challenge till someone from far away intervened.
“In Adamawa State, Yola South is the area that produces the most influential stakeholders of APC. Aisha Buhari is our daughter, Binani is our daughter, Ribadu is our son, FCT minister is our son, Modi is our son, MC Tahir is our son but because of his desire for mischief, Bindow convened the so called meeting to spite leaders of the area.”
Abdulmalik added that if Bindow has the prowess for reconciliation, he shouldn’t have lost election in 2019, because it was under his watch that Nyako left the party to ADC.
“Our party was never divided like it was under Bindow forcing many to resort to open anti-party which led to the defeat of governor Bindow in 2019. But today a man with such poor credentials is the one convening a kangaroo reconciliation meeting. It shows how bad our situation is,” Abdulmalik said.
Abdulmalik added that Bindow has nurtured a prolonged scorn and hatred against the first family but noted that God decided to expose his devious antics through the viral audio since he refused to change his ways.
“We the true lovers of President Muhammadu Buhari will not forget in a hurry the number of times Bindow treated the president with scorn and outright disdain.
“Firstly, he once openly said that his loyalty is with Atiku and whoever is not happy about that should go to hell.
“Secondly, the man sponsored a song debasing and desecrating the first lady and by extension the first family despite being a beneficiary of the Buhari’s popularity.
“At a point in time when the first family was passing through its most challenging period when the president was critically I’ll, instead of sympathising with them, Bindow was busy scheming and praying for the president’s death so as to become the vice president.
“As for me the alibi the governor is using to defend his presence at the recent meeting which is to reconcile warring factions in the party is a ruse as there is no faction in Yola South APC as all the members of the party recognize and pay allegiance to Sulaiman Adamu, the suspended caretaker chairman.
“It therefore amounts to great disservice for the former governor to say he is trying to broker peace between imaginary warring factions. The only meaning any discerning individual will drive from that meeting is that it has provided another opportunity for enemies of the president to stage another odious plans against him.
“But God in his infinite mercies decided to expose them as he has done to many of the President’s enemies before,” Abdulmalik added.