My re-election will end political godfatherism in Adamawa - Governor Bindow

My re-election will end political godfatherism in Adamawa - Governor Bindow

- The governor of Adamawa state, Mohammed Bindow, has spoken on what he plans to achieve if he is re-elected in the state

- Bindow on Tuesday, September 25, said that he intends to end the trend of godfatherism in the state

- He further said that if re-elected, he will continue to empower the people whom he alleged had been neglected by the political elite in the state

Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state on Tuesday, September 25, said his re-election for the second term in office would end “the politics of godfatherism in the state”.

Bindow made the assertion in his address to the All Progressives Congress APC) delegates and party executives from the state central senatorial district, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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NAN reports that the district comprised seven local government areas: Hong, Gombi, Song, Girei, Yola North, Yola south, and Fofore.

The governor recalled that the same delegates he was addressing, voted for him during the 2014 primaries “without the influence of money bags’’.

He said that he was optimistic that the delegates would repeat the same gesture in the forthcoming primary election in the state.

Bindow said that his administration would continue to empower the people whom he alleged, had been neglected by the political elite in the state.

The governor said: “The masses made me governor and the same masses remain the people I can still rely on. To us, we do not have any godfather from anywhere and the era of godfatherism is gone in Adamawa state.

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“Let the people decide who will govern them and not some few moneybags who should decide who governs the state."

Meanwhile, that Governor Bindow was reportedly getting set to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). gathered that the governor has entered into talks with the PDP, despite previous denials that he was not considering quitting the APC.

Bindow’s alleged waning popularity in the state was what had informed his decision to defect to the PDP; as nearly all the political heavyweights in the state are said to had ditched him.

Another serious challenge facing the governor is the fact that former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, had also defected to the PDP.

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