My loyalty lies with Nyako, Adamawa governor-elect declares

Former Vice President and chieftain of APC, Atiku Abubakar President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari and gubernatorial candidate, Senator Bindow Jibrilla at an APC Stakeholders' Meeting in Yola, Adamawa State

The newly-elected Governor of Adamawa state, Jibrila Bindow, has declared that he rode on the back of the ousted former governor, Murtala Nyako, to win the April 11 governorship election.

Mr. Bindow, who spoke to reporters briefly at the end of a meeting with Mr. Nyako’s loyalists, applauded the former governor for giving him a platform to contest.

He pledged unalloyed loyalty to Mr. Nyako.

The Nyako faction’s meeting with Mr. Bindow followed another meeting he had with the All Progressives Congress executives where former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, was applauded for Mr. Bindow’s victory.

Mr. Bindow debunked speculations that the party in the state has been polarized into Nyako and Atiku camps due to power tussle.

“There is no faction within the APC,” Mr. Bindow said. “We are one people and there is no difference between Atiku and Nyako. I am an Nyako man.”

A chieftain of the APC, Mijinyawa Kugama, at whose home the meeting held, told reporters that those who did not work for the APC gubernatorial candidate will not be considered in the scheme of things.

Mr. Kugama, a former state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, explained that it was Mr. Nyako’s people that worked for Mr. Bindow’s victory right from the primary to the final contest where he emerged victorious as the state’s governor-elect.

“Everybody knows that it was Nyako people that worked for Bindow from the first primary to the second primary of the party up to the general election,” he said. “God has vindicated Nyako and we won all the three senatorial seats, six House of Representatives seats out of eight and 22 state assembly seats out of the 25 in the state.”

Mr. Kugama said those befriending Mr. Bindow following his victory are allowed to do so but that they should realize that Mr. Nyako’s supporters had already finished the job by making Mr. Bindow governor.

Mr. Kugama also pointed out that it was only five of the 32 state working committee of the party that supported Mr. Bindow during the campaigns but that after the victory, the rest rushed to cash in on it.

“Everybody is free to come but the fact remains that at the appropriate time everybody will be placed in his (their) right position(s),” he said. “You can’t reap where you don’t sow.”


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  • Sword of Damocles

    The Governor elect misspoke. His LOYALTY should be, must be, has to be……. to the Long suffering people of Adamawa. Not Rear Admiral Murtala Nyarko. But hopefully he will learn this gospel truth sooner rater than later. Godspeed. IDP’s are waiting for you to bring some nomalcy to their lives, Mr Governor-elect.

    • Omo Akin

      That is the beginning of failure. It appears that this man and those surrounding him will not be able to manage their success. They forgot that even Buhari came to campaign for this man in the run up to the governorship election. Now only those who supported him for the primary count.

  • progress

    Mr. Rookie gov elect.

  • Spoken word

    Nyako will get a hero’s welcome while the incompetent drunkard will go back to the undeveloped otuoke

  • Rollingdollar

    Premium times, the elections are over, this is the beginning of holding elected officials accountable. Stop blocking my comments. I said it is a shame for an elected governor to publicly declare loyalty to a wanted fugitive running from the law. What impunity. It is a disgrace and affront to rule of law. Thank you

  • Moe

    Mr. Jubril Bindow. you have the IQ of a 3 year old female Gorilla.
    These things you are saying are grounds for immediate impeachment. Your loyalty should not even be to APC let alone Murtala Nyako (an impeached Governor). Your loyalty should be to the people of Adamwa State!

    Maybe you don’t understand the meaning of what you just said. If your loyalty is to Murtala Nyako, it means your sole purpose in office is to serve Murtala Nyako. If Adamawa state people know what is good for them, you will not spend 1 month in office before they throw your dumb ass out into the streets.
    can you imagine the audacity of some people.

    p.S. what exactly do you think you sowed which entitles you to reap? What are you reaping? Let me remind you that you are in office to serve Adamawa people, not to reap anything

  • Fu4

    I knew dis guy was going to confuse d state even d more. Ppl wasted their time, energy n resources to vote for u under d scorching hot weather now all u could tel Dem is dat ur loyalty lies with some runaway impeached Governor. Wat a pathetic character!

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  • David Adeniran

    This is an unfortunate statement! Please retract yourself! Your loyalty should lie with the Constitution and the People who elected you first and foremost! Every other thing and person should be secondary! Nigerian politicians, I hail thee!

  • favourtalk

    The most important thing is that the people must enjoy the dividends of democracy and benefit at all cost.
    Never forget that APC stands for the masses, Yess you can be grateful to some people but people should come first

  • Taster

    What a shameless statement by the governor elect of adamawa state – that his loyalty lies with ex-gov. nyakor.
    This CHANGE has started to fail already – Loyalty of any government should be to the PEOPLE n not to individuals.

  • Dada

    What did you sow that you intend to reap? These people are not progressives, they are PDP elements and the earlier APC do away with them the better.

  • Maitama Tambari

    He knows where the shoe pitches. Mayo Belwa to Mubi, jumped Yola-Jimeta bed of hot sport of crisis. You are right.