As he prepares to run for governor in 2023, Bindow, a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), called a meeting of his allies.
In 2019, he was defeated by former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister and Peoples Democratic Party Governor Bala Mohammed (PDP).
Ex-Adamawa Speaker Kabiru Mijinyawa and acting APC Chairman for Yola South, Suleiman Adamu, were among those who attended Bindow’s meeting.
Former Yola West Development Area Administrator Abubakar Sirimbai, former Commissioner Aliyu Mustapha, and former Bindow’s adviser Yusha’u Adamu were among the others.
After his comments were leaked, Sulaiman Adamu was fired from his position. The politician stated that he prefers Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“…Even Buhari, what impact does he have on the party?” What is he worth to us? In Fulfulde, Adamu said, “How I wish he had contracted coronavirus so that Osinbajo could take over.”
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Bindow told the DSS that he warned those in attendance at the meeting not to say anything hateful. Someone present recorded the audio, which has since gone viral.
Buhari is like a father to him, according to the ex-governor, and he will not be a part of any plot against him.
Bindow claimed that the circulating audio was forged by mischief-makers, claiming that he almost walked out of the meeting.
Bindow was “invited” to the meeting, according to the spokesman, Sadiq Abdullateef, because some APC members were dissatisfied with the just-concluded primaries.
Abdullateef claimed that his principal listened to complaints and that some attendees had an unwarranted outburst, which he warned about.
“That outburst is being used to smear the former governor. He stated, “The said recording was doctored.”
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“There were a few conversations that were omitted. Senator Bindow warned the members who made the unwarranted remarks three times during the meeting, threatening to walk out if they continued.
“Please, this is not right,” he said. You wouldn’t wish anyone’s death for political reasons, let alone our leader and father. Please make progress, or I will leave.”
Bindow’s words of caution were not included in the controversial recording, according to the aide, as part of a plan to cause problems.