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Adamawa Politics:The 72 hours of Bindow

By Tom Garba,Yola

The administration of the newly sworn-in Governor of Adamawa state,Senator Mohammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow in the last 72 hour is characterise with good omen for the people of Adamawa state.

The Sardaunan Mubi stoods tall in 29th may in Ribadu square the venue of the swearing-in ceremony amidst tunderous jubilation by party supporters to assure the people of the state of an all inclusive government, government void from all form of religion and tribal sentiments. The gathering brought in the high and mighty of the state,eminent among them is the Turaki of Adamawa,Atiku Abubakar who was presented by one of his daughter,Hajiya Fatima Abubakar.

On his acceptance speech immediatelly he has taken an oath of office the status and mantle of ruling Adamawa has change and gave Jibrilla a new form of personaliy,power to do and undo.

In other to prove his call to service to people of the state is having constitutional back up to perform duties in line with the laws enshrined in the constitution of Nigeria,Bindow on friday,29th at exactly 7:30 pm aproved the apointment of five people Who are seen to be main stream of his govenment.

Dr Ahmed Phidir was given the office of the secretary to the state Government (SSG), the office of chief of staff was given to Abdulrahaman Abba Jimeta, Yohanna Mathias was appointed as the chief press secretary.

Others are Abdullahi Bakari who was apointed as the Principal personal secretary (PPS) and Ahmed Mahmud was called back to continue the work of chief protocol officer.

In preparation to take the state to greater heights,His excellency today went to Mubi his home town to seek a for a parental and royal prayers of wisdom to lead the people well.

At the palace of the emir of Mubi,Alhaji Abubakar Isa Amadu,CFR the royal father enjoined the Govenor to lead with the fear of God and be aware of people who will come in the name good friends to misguide him.

In order to please the spirit of his departed father Govenor Bindow went to the grave of his father and vowed to do what will still make his spirit be happy as he trust his prayers when he is alive to help and support those inneed.

Before the swearing-in there has been ills reports of slim chances of Bindow forming a Government as a result of an impending court case instituted by Barr Bala James Nggilari who is seeking for tenure elongation of his government. The pursue of this case made many supporters of Bindow to assume that chances of Bindow forming Government falls under a probability of may or may not. Not until friday that all hopes rekindly alive, a new spirit of dreams come back to many of Adamawa people wanting Bala the former governor to just bolt out as his government profited nothing to the entire state.

Also the past 72 hours of Bindow was seen to be hours of who will get what,which slot is it for who. Few days ago remors are humming around to linked the Governor of shifting his total loyalty to Atiku who has already bethroded one of his daughter (Fati) to hand in marriege for the governor as against Nyako his political father.

Should the two (Atiku and Bindow) influence the present Government what will be the faith of the common people in the state? Will political bigwigs dictates in the interest of the people? Will it be history is going to repeat itself as the case of Boni Haruna's regime and Atiku his political mentor, Or will it be like Nyako's regime were people nicknamed "family and friends" government. Indications are showing that the two factions might be at loggard heads which at the end of the day only the people of Adamawa state that will suffers.


If we do not take care, our rights will prove us wrong.
By: Kyei-Afrifa Ma Germ