Ex-Adamawa Gov Officially Dumps APC, Gives Reasons
By Idris Umar Feta,
Former Governor of Adamawa State, Senator Jibrilla Bindow, has finally confirmed his resignation from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Bindow, who was Senator for Adamawa North District from 2011 to 2015, was in Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, before defecting to the APC, and then governor from 2015 to 2019 under the APC, formally left the party via a letter made public on Tuesday evening.
His resignation was widely viewed with doubt, considering that he had recently been rumoured on several occasions to have left the APC, only for him to deny it.
He confirmed it on Wednesday morning that he had, for a fact, finally left the APC.
He formally resigned via a letter to the APC chairman in his ward, did not come as a surprise, considering past expectations which fueled rumours and after the way his support organisation, the Bindow Support Group, BSG, has in the last three weeks been hobnobbing with the PDP and Governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri.
He sighted unresolved crisis within the party in the state compelled him to resign his membership, he said.
In the letter addressed to the Chairman of APC in his Kolere ward, Mubi North Local Government Area, Bindow said the unfortunate event of the 2019 general election and the 2022 governorship primaries remained the main reasons for his decision to leave the APC.
Bindow said in his resignation letter that the lack of genuine reconciliation with aggrieved stakeholders within the party in Adamawa State since the last governorship primary has made him uncomfortable in the party.
“While thanking you and the party, I wish to also inform you that my faithful supporters will be joining me across the state in leaving the party to Champion a cause of building a harmonious Adamawa State that will enshrine unity in our diversity towards a collective development as a people.”