The embattled immediate past governor of Adamawa State Sen. Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow has finally dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the interactable crisis rocking the state chapter of the party.
Bindow was elected as governor of Adamawa State under the platform of APC between 2015 to 2019 when he was defeated by governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The attempt of the governor to get the Gubernatorial ticket of the party in 2022 met a brick wall as he and four others were roundly defeated by the lone female candidate in the contest, Sen. Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani.
This paper learnt that the governor has since tendered his resignation letter to his Kolere war which finally sealed his exit from the party.
Bindow it was learnt has been nursing serious grievances against the party over the shabby treatment being meted to him despite being a senator and immediate past governor of Adamawa State.
His grievances reportedly climaxed when he was defeated at the Gubernatorial primaries of the party and since then he launched a subterranean behind-the-scene strategy culminating in a rapprochement with the ruling party in the state.
In a letter to the chairman of APC Kolere ward, Mubi North local government of Adamawa State, Bindow finally announced his departure from the party.
Bindow in the letter said the painful decision was taken after deep prayers and wide consultations with family members, stakeholders and followers and associates within and outside Adamawa state.
He said the unfortunate event of the 2019 general election and the 2022 Governorship primaries among many reasons led to his final exit from APC.
The former governor said lack of genuine reconciliation with aggrieved stakeholders within the party in Adamawa state since the last Primaries made his to take the painful but necessary decision.
“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 so as to Champion a cause of building a harmonious Adamawa state that will enshrine unity in our diversity toward a collective development as a people.” Bindow said
The former Governor was however silent on the political party he is moving to although his romance with PDP in recent times which is an open secret may point to the direction and destination of the governor.
Already a political support group loyal to the ex-governor under the aegis of Bindow Support Group (BSG) has since defected to the PDP and has launched serious campaign for the success of Atiku and Fintiri ahead of the 2023 general election.