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DSS invites former Adamawa Governor over ‘anti-Buhari’ meeting

A former Governor of Adamawa state, Jibrilla Bindow was invited by the Department of State Security for participating in a meeting where President Buhari was discussed and allegedly maligned.

NewsWireNGR had reported that an audio clip of the meeting containing several statements made by APC Caretaker Chairman, Yola South Local Government, Suleiman Adamu was leaked.

In the audio, Adamu had said, “I don’t know why coronavirus did not kill Buhari. If the President is placed side by side with Osinbajo, I will pick Osinbajo and leave Buhari.”

NewsWireNGR gathered on Wednesday that former governor Bindow honoured the invitation of the DSS and that he has been released.

The secret police also interviewed five other persons –Kabiru Mijinyawa, former speaker Adamawa house of assembly; Sulaiman Adamu, acting APC chairman Yola south; Mustapha Barkindo, former adviser during Bindow’s administration; Abubakar Umar Sirimbai, former commissioner, and Yusha’u Adamu.

A statement by the former Governor’s media aide, Sadiq Abdulateef, said the former governor condemned those making incendiary comments against the president at the meeting.

”Former Adamawa State Governor, Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow was invited to a party meeting because some members of the party were aggrieved about the just concluded primaries, which he attended as an elder of the party,” the statement said.

”It’s worthy of note that, there was no program in the said meeting, he went there and sat and listened to the aggrieved members’ complains, and there was an unwarranted outburst from some members which he cautioned, it’s sad that some people are using that outburst with a recording to malign the former governor.

”The said recording was doctored and if you listened to it very well, there are some conversations that were skipped, Senator Bindow cautioned the members making those unwarranted utterances thrice in the meeting and even threatened to walk out.

”His words were, ‘please this is not right, you don’t wish anybody death because of political reasons, talk less of our leader and father, the president. Let’s make progress please, or I am leaving’.

”But because it’s a planned recording to malign and create problems where there is none, his utterances condemning what has been said wasn’t even in the circulated recording.

”As far as we are concerned, we were invited to a meeting and things were said in public and Senator Bindow cautioned the people making those utterances and that was it.

”President Muhammadu Buhari is like a father to Bindow and he will never entertain anything is such on the president.”

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