By Daily Chronicle
Against news making rounds in some online mediia (Not Daily Chronicle) linking former Governor of Adamawa State Jibrila Bindow allegedly slandering President Muhammadu Buhari in an audio sound, an aide to the former governor and also an APC loyalist Alhaji Bala Usman has dismissed such allegations as machinations of retarded minds.
Alhaji Bala Usman, who was former aide to Senator Jibrilla dismissed the purported viral audio that some online mediums were peddling in an interview with our correspondent in Yola saying that, “ viral story making rounds on the social media that Suleiman Adamu, APC caretaker committee Chairman of Yola South wishing President Muhammadu Buhari dead with Coronavirus and report are dragging the name of Senator Jibrilla is total wickedness because he is never part of whatever bad they discussed.
“I want people to listen to that audio very well, there was no anywhere Bindow’s voice was been recorded or heard of him saying anything. This is just a premeditated plan to smear his name for blackmail and mischievous reasons.
“May I however said that they have all failed, those wishing and aiming him bad over what he knows nothing about they have indeed failed.
“I want to say that, my Principal cannot support evil to triumph over good, or anybody raining bad omen or insult on President Muhammadu Buhari. This is not him, and he cant never be part of it. He was there to mend fences of our dear party, for which in the past two weeks he has been meeting with different party stakeholders to bring total unity for the party to succeed in the coming 2023 General elections.” Bala Said
Bala reiterated that the audio and the reports have exonerated Senator Umaru as there was not anywhere he has been quoted saying anything bad against the Buhari who he always and respectfully calling him “My Father”. Dragging his name to the purported report is unjustifiable, it’s aimed at blackmailing him and tarnishing his good name in the eyes of the President.
“I want to categorically say that Bindow is never in any way associating himself with that report and we demand a retract of his name and unreserved apology.” Bala added
Our correspondent gathered that base on the decision taken by All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders at all levels to consult widely for the party’s cohesion and unity of all members, the immediate past Governor of Adamawa State Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow was in Yola South Local Government to unite a perceived Warring factions of the party.
The meeting brought together former Adamawa Speaker, Rt Hon Kabiru Mijinyawa, former commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, Mustapha Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, and many former aides and party critical stakeholders of the local government.
Our correspondent further gathered that the former Governor insists on the two-party factions to tow the path of peace and unity which is the main essence of his visit.