How Atiku bought me over with N500million gift — Gov. Bindow of Adamawa

Atiku Abubakar endorsed by Adamawa APC
File photo of Atiku Abubakar and to his left is Adamawa Governor, Jibrilla Bindow

The Adamawa State Governor, Muhammad Bindow, on Monday gave insight into why he dumped the former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, and shifted loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Mr. Bidow, who reportedly rode on the political structure of Mr. Nyako to win the April governorship election, said he decided to pitch tent with Atiku because of a lofty cash gift the former vice president gave him during the campaign.

The governor made the disclosure when he hosted indigenes of Jimeta at the Government House, saying Atiku gave him N500million for his campaign.

“I shifted loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar because of the N500 million he gave to support my governorship campaign.

“During the campaign, Nyako and his son Abdulazziz were in London. I have no regret over my decision,” he said.

Mr. Bindow accused some “powerful politicians” in the state of attempting to smear his image for his refusal to do their bidding.

“Apart from the money from the headquarters, nobody gave me ten naira during the campaign.

“When the former VP asked me if we had any financial problem, I called the then party state secretary, Abdullahi Bakari, to write and put our campaign 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.

Also confirming the governor’s claim, the Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulrham Abba, who was part of the delegation, said, “when you have two enemies, you join one to fight the other. So what the governor did was right”.

“We are working with Atiku because we believe in him and his political ideology,” he said.

It is unclear whether the governor disclosed the huge donation made by Atiku to the Independent National Electoral Commission as required by law.

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


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  • Fulani Nomad

    This must be the reasons
    1. The governor reward Atiku’s daughter with position of commissioner even though she refused to attend screening exercise.
    2. Four (4) Atiku’s loyalist with Commissionership position.
    3. The governor award road projects only at places where Atiku has interest.

  • trutometer

    what a revelation, I just hope it wont backfire as to whether the opposition might use against him. I just dont think is wise to disclose this whatever maybe the reason. But N500m donation obviously shows how pdpigs milked this country dry. pdp spent 16 years looting this country and no infrastructure whatsoever, no schools, no roads, no hospitals, no lights, the list goes on and on…and now some clowns expect PMB to perform miracle and turn everything around overnight without infrastructure and money, in the face of dwindling crude oil prices as Nigeria’s main source of revenue among other factors. PMB is working and therefore needs time to deliver. what needs right now is prayers for his administration to overcome the challenges unless you are an enemy of progress.

    • Say the truth

      Oh he should not have disclosed this abi? See your life. You are a hypocrite and as corrupt as the people you call names. Shame on you.

      • trutometer

        yeah he shouldn’t have, coz am one of the beneficiaries…as such is not wise.

  • sir Oscie

    Good Choice Gov. Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow.

    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

    • joe

      Say hello to Atiku during your next meeting with him .

      • sir Oscie

        ok

  • FreeNigeria

    Such cash contribution should be banned. Is he now the governor serving the people or serving Atiku? How much is Atiku getting back for his investment?

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    APC Suspends Senator Shehu Sani For Criticizing APC Govt.

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State has suspended the Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, for a period of 11 months over his alleged constant criticism of policies of the APC-led government both at the state and federal level. – Hope For Nigeria

  • StormRider1

    Useless politrickians!! Na so dem they sell state resources to themselves…mtcheeww

  • REDEEM

    Well, some people said they were going to make Jonathan government ungovernable. Was there no threat like that, clearly stated? In my place, they say, the tortoise said, if there is a stam­pede, he would push down a pregnant woman, if there is stampede and a pregnant woman is pushed down by anybody, wouldn’t you refer to what the tortoise said? So, that’s the situ­ation we find ourselves. Somebody, somewhere threatened to make Nige­ria ungovernable and Nigeria has been ungovernable under the last adminis­tration of Jonathan. So, the person who happens to be Atiku who made his money from Customs and the oil wells in the South south, whom APC ati Obj is now trying to destroy is the suspect, not the PDP. What will PDP gain by making its own government ungov­ernable? Now APC says insurgency must end by December. America has never done it in Iraq, Pakistan, anywhere. So, it passeth all understanding for me that as soon as this government came they gave in­surgency a terminal date. The impres­sion we give is that somebody knows something that we don’t know and that person is Alhaji Certificate less Buhari!

    • Amir

      Some people made Jonathan’s government ungovernable, Jona fought back with massive corruption. He could not use his Commander in Chief responsibility, rather deployed his Corruption in Chief authority. The choice was his.

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @ Wahala————Show me one single governor or president in Nigeria whose security votes were investigated-by the Buhari Gestapo—aka—DSS-Just one president or governor–apart from that of Ijaw man Jonathan-via Dasuki——–Sadly it turned out Buhari also took from Dasuki Vehilces and 300,000 dollars———————-and cleaned his mouth—–that is why he cannot release dasuki from jail–for fear of the unknow disclosures——–And it pained their dirty regional souls that he was annointed with the name Izon Redeemer———————-animals

        • joe

          You are replying to your own comment with the same sh*t you wrote in the first comment? ? :)))) You well so?

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @ Wahala————Show me one single governor or president in Nigeria whose security votes were investigated-by the Buhari Gestapo—aka—DSS-Just one president or governor–apart from that of Ijaw man Jonathan-via Dasuki——–Sadly it turned out Buhari also took from Dasuki Vehicles ati an extra 300,000 dollars———————-and cleaned his mouth-as if he was fasting——-See why he cannot release dasuki from jail-even after the courts granted him bail -for fear of the unknown disclosures of his stealing habits–abroad——And it pained their dirty regional souls that he was annointed with the name Izon Redeemer——–So them fume and fret when the come in contact with his Holy Name—-Atiku was head of PTF like Buhari thieves——proper—-animals

    • Baba B

      If your like stand reason on its head you must surely be walking upside down which accounts for why you think with your anus. If you doubt me, please read your post again.

      • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

        @wahala—–nee Ibo manu——————-Atiku is a memeber of the APC and gave a governor 500m—money he stole from the oil wells in the South south——My uncle whom Atiku served as a customs officer–died without owing a vehicle–as a Comproller of Customs—Not even a roof over his head- But here is a Fulani who was made comproller of customs few months before his retirement gifting somebody 500m———–In the entire-oil producing Niger Delta-U can hardly—see an individual who can produce this amount of money—for a candidate——-Except Amaechi—-in spite of the fact that the wealth of 9ja, flows from their backyard–in the Niger delta—————–It is the Fulanis who control it ati their Yoruba friends and their Ibo surrogates———cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeers

        • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

          your uncle was into women ………………i know whom you are referring to ………………………he spent all his resources and even gratuity on women,who send am?

          • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

            Keep quiet—Sadly he was never allowed to own oil wells—like Atiku whop docntropls the down stream sector in the South south—————–Madam Alakija is the richest woman in Africa–she owns one of the lucrative oil wells in the Niger delta—There is not one single Ijaw woman—who is as rich as this very Yoruba woman who was gifted an oil block by IBB for being the hair dresser to his late wife–that is Nigeria for u—–without the Ijaw Nation—–If Jonathan had tried gidting any with an oil well in the Niger Deklta–the tripod would have killed him on the spot—via the influence of those who claim to own Asaba ati Port Harcourt like u-in their regional imagination!——-Atiku is a first class womanizer who has a wife from Imo to the South west———-But those acts of his has not affected his blood stained wealth——What about Dangote———? Has the women he spends 20 minutes with then erects mansions for all over Nigeria- affected his money? Sadly Nigeria is about lies- lies- lies lies–nothing but telling each other lies—–That is why most of u are scared of separation! U cannot stand it–cause your lies would be discovered–let my people go biko

          • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

            quit whining …………………….alakija made use of her congo with the right people,tell ijaw women to do same insread o emulating your late uncle………………….stop being petty …………………. nobody would drop oil well on your lap,fight for it …………………

          • I did It 4 Love.

            which one be congo?

          • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

            figure it out ……………………………

          • Dodondawa

            Please, expatiate. What is congo? I am curious.

          • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

            get more curios …………………

          • Cleansignorance

            Congo is PUNANNY !

        • Baba B

          You seem to forget that your mother’s brother gave Yaradua N17b to fund that election which practically made him the defacto president at that time. Not to mention the other billions he gave out to cronies in delta state. Your father’s younger brother GEJ gave out billions of dollars like the mumu santa claus that he is but I never heard you complain. The summation here is that you have no moral right to complain so take my advise and get lost

  • Kuku

    This so called governor is an embarrassment to the entire the change that APC represent. He should be ashamed of himself. I’ve said it before that it’s PMB that makes the difference between APC and PDP. Atiku gave him 500 million to enslave him and the people of adamawa state that’s why it was so easy for him to shift loyalty. Atiku is a snake in APC , PMB should be careful of him. I can tolerate Tinubu because of his consistency but I can never tolerate Atiku because of is large appetites to corruption. I’m very sure he held a meeting in Dubai as rumoured but denied it in his usual style.

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    @wahala—–nee Ibo manu——————-Atiku is a memeber of the APC and gave a governor 500m—money he stole from the oil wells in the South south——My uncle whom Atiku served as a customs officer–died without owing a vehicle–as a Comproller of Customs—Not even a roof over his head- But here is a Fulani who was made comproller of customs few months before his retirement gifting somebody 500m———–In the entire-oil producing Niger Delta-U can hardly—see an individual who can produce this amount of money—for a candidate——-Except Amaechi—-in spite of the fact that the wealth of 9ja, flows from their backyard–in the Niger delta—————–It is the Fulanis who control it ati their Yoruba friends and their Ibo surrogates———cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeers

    • Rommel

      Tompolo,Asari,Edwin Clarke etc can all bring that money many times over and so does the many faceless paramount chiefs scattered all over the Niger Delta who have been involved in illegal oil bunkering for over 30 years,my dear friend,so many people in you area can bring that money if wickedness would allow them,do you know how much was realized from kidnapping of expatriates? where is that moocha? what you should ask is if in the entire Niger delta,you would you find someone that has the heart to give such money to another like Atiku did and not whether they have such amount

      • Say the truth

        Your submission shows that you need urgent help. You are simply a blind, follow follow zombie of APC.

        • Rommel

          So if I were PDP to which Atiku served as VP,would I regain my sight?

        • YK

          You are correct about that sick person. How I wished this is not a virtual forum I would have paid for his psychiatric evaluation pro bono.

  • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

    so governor,what is atiku’s return on investment going to be? 1000%?

    • I did It 4 Love.

      the Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulrham Abba, who was part of the delegation, said, “when you have two enemies, you join one to fight the other. So what the governor did was right”

      Atiku is still an enemy to the governor from above statement but how can one work with an enemy who donated 500m naira to him?
      Therefore both Atiku, Chief of Staff to the governor, Nyako and the governor are enemies of Adamawa State, no economic development and growth for the next 8 years in Adamawa and beyond.
      Now I know why some ex governors with EFCC rope on their neck were made ministers. Repayment time.

      Chai naijulia there lis godiooooo.

    • YK

      The daughter is a commissioner already. No wonder she said she would not take a dime her father has stolen the country to the stupor.

    • Arabakpura

      His daughter is a commissioner; the roads leading to his University have been earmarked for face lift to make them look like you are going to America for real!

      • wazobia scatter!!!!!!

        that is 200% ……………………..any idea on the balance 800%?

        • Arabakpura

          That may travel to Dubai!

  • Omolaja nofiu

    How did Atiku became so rich that with all he has been spending on his numerous political ambitions and expeditions (or is it manipulations) since 1993, he is still so rich that he can give out 500, 000, 000 million to a single individual politician?

    That is why I have refused to be bought over by all the so-called gentle democrats who operates as green-snakes on the Nigerian collective green grass. Too many political “Fortunaso” with questionable stupendous sources of wealth who are pretending to be democrats/populists in Nigeria!!!

    • YK

      Atiku is never a gentle technocrat. He is a violent thief in Nigerian establishment. This is very sickening when about 28 states of the federation can’t pay salaries again. We are indeed in great trouble. All these Atikus have stolen for their generations to come.

      • Omolaja nofiu

        Thank you bros. But what is your thoughts about Jonathan because they both share the same gentle-exterior and ”I am innocent” diplomatic style of talking?

    • Arabakpura

      Go to Onne near PortHarcourt in Rivers State and you may never have th reason to ask that question again; most of the Oil drilling and servicing companies at the Ocean Terminal are his tenants! This is just a piece of the pie!

  • Dele I

    As money failed in Egypt, money will fail in Nigerian politics! Genesis 47:15 King James Version states: “And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.”.

  • Say the truth

    This is from the horse’s mouth. “Apart from the ‘money from the headquarters’ nobody gave me ten naira”….. The sources of money from ‘the headquarters’ had not, will not and should not be investigated by anti corruption agencies? If Atiku donated half a billion to a governor how much did he donate to the president? How much did Amaechi donate? How much is Okoroacha’s donation? APC IS JUST THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN TO PDP.

  • Sparzo

    Who pays the piper calls the tune. No doubt all the lucrative and juicy contracts will now go to Atiku’s business,
    and companies .
    And of course state laws and policies should favour Atiku and his interests.
    Is there no limit to the amount an individual, company or organization can ”donate” to a political campaign in Nigeria?
    This is a bribe by any other name.
    Bindow said it himself. ”Apart from the money from the headquarters, nobody gave me ten naira”

  • Artful ºDodger

    And how exactly did Atiku come about N500 million? For all i know about the man he has always been a civil servant as a custom officer and later the vice president of Nigeria. All his wages put together from the day he joined the custom to the day he left office as vice president can never come anywhere near N500 million so where exactly did he get the money from? Now EFCC the ball is in your court, good morning from this side of the world.

    • Mr. Abdin

      Atiku is also a business man.

      • Manuel Tobby

        Please name his companies and location

    • joe

      You are going to see all sorts of e-vermins trying to justify and rationalize the shameful act. Just wait. That is our country, that is who we are – A folk with an unfair share of never-do-wells in its midst.

  • Man_Enough

    Shame, decorum and integrity have taken a flight through the window in nigerian politics. Even sodom was not this crass.

  • femi alasoadura

    These people are too backward. Example of educated illiterate, careless talk. How do we move the country forward with this set of people in front, not even aware of the law of the land. In a civilized environment you supposed to be probed along with your sponsor to prove the source of the fund. It is normal to source for sponsorship in election but going to the open to say this shows that the Northerners are still behind in the modern world. Everyone knows you have to pay back the money. We are watching.

    • OkoOsoOkoAje

      It is not about the northerners alone who behave this way. It is a way of life that you see everywhere in Nigeria (academia, religious, business and family settings). Let us not reduce our problems to ethnic issues. We, Nigerians, as a people need divine visitation to change our way of life and value system. Unless we change, no hope for any meaningful development in our nation.

  • FactsandFigures

    I have ceased to wonder at the “shamelessness” of our politicians. Is he to be congratulated for openly admitting his compliance in the looting of this country? We really need to start the process of recalling him and others like him. I guess another politician greased his palm to admit this – looks more like a political attempt to stall Atiku’s ambitions (whatever that might be).

  • Mr. Abdin

    One of the measure forces tht determine victory in any political activity is the finance which serves as the lubricator of any political struggle. Atiku Abubakar remain a political gladiator that is always ready to spend his last Kobo to achieve political success and he has thrown a challenge to any politician to do the same if they have the boldness. His donation the governor has really changed the political direction of Adamawa State. Look at the financing of the vigilante that he done single handedly that led to crushing of the Boko Haram Sect when they were gaining ground during the last regime of Jonathan no any so-called elite of the State cares about the plights of the people of the State, look at the issue of employment Atiku remain the highest employer of labour in the State.Turaki remain a real politician that deserve commendation no matter the hatred. God save Adamawa State and may God bless our dear country Nigeria.

    • joe

      And how much Atiku paid for this your f**lish tirade? e-goat!

  • Enemona

    These two should be in hot soup but this is Nigeria, it’s normal, right?

  • Omotolaaraujo

    You can see the brazen disregard for the law. The guy’s not even worried about it. There is no law for politicians. They have free rein. No one in government really cares about democracy.

  • Proud Yoruba

    Atiku thinks he is above the law, he gives 500 million when the law state maximum is 1 million, will INEC do anything? Probably not, they don’t know wrong even if it got up and slapped them in the face! God help Nigeria, this is why the US has to remote control you from abroad.

    You are naive if you think Atiku won’t get his money back in seven folds through corruption, and the people keep suffering.

    • yukkmouff

      It really saddens me to say this; but, as it stands, Atiku is above the law!

  • OkoOsoOkoAje

    I wonder how Nigeria got to this stage such that the very worst in morals, intellect, integrity and capability among us are found worthy of being elevated to the leadership position in preference to our very best. It still baffles me to date what the Adamawa people saw in this man to have got him elected as their governor in preference to Mr Nuhu Ribadu. Anyway, the current state of things in Adamawa depicts the exact situation in the east, north, south and west of Nigeria. I weep for my nation. May God have mercy on us.

    • Samson Audu Mshelia

      What make Nuhu Ribadu better than Bindow?

  • hyperbole123

    imagine these useless politicians! you violate electoral law with impunity? assholes!

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Should this governor have disclosed this kind of thing? What was he thinking? Nigerian politicians could be funny at times.

  • Nuorah

    He give that money because of the love that he has for the Adamawa people
    you can’t do campaign without money thank God that we have people Like Atiku in Adamawa State