Governor Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa has described as cheap blackmail, the reports that he contributed financially to the rally held in Yola on Saturday by ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a PDP presidential aspirant.
The worrisome blackmail, he said on Sunday, was being peddled by those worried over his rising profile and that of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state
He said the online report was “malicious and false”.
The report alleged that he gave N70 million to organisers of Saturday’s rally in support of a Abubakar, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Bindow, in a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Adviser Press and Media Affairs, Mr. Martins Dickson, said the report was just trying to portray him as engaging in anti party activities.
“The publication is false, malicious, misleading and an attempt to mask the rising profile, good virtues and sacrifice of Sen. Bindow in upholding and promoting APC as the most popular party in Adamawa.
“The authors of the fabricated lies have run out of substance with which to discredit him and have resorted to cheap blackmail and childish stories.”
The statement urged journalists and the media to always strive to verify their facts and be professional in their operation.
“The good work of APC under Bindow is spread glaringly across the 21 local government areas of the state for all to see and there’s no amount of falsehood that will make anyone believe that a governor and party that have done so well in the state will be involved in any form of clandestine anti-party activity”.
The statement reiterated the governor’s commitment to remain focused on fulfilling his campaign promises in line with his party’s manifesto. (NAN)