Adamawa state governor, Jibrilla Bindow has said he shifted his loyalty from former governor Murtala Nyako to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar because the latter donated N500 million to his governorship campaign. The governor who spoke while receiving Jimeta community elders, said: “Apart from the money from the headquarters, nobody gave me ten naira during the campaign. The former Vice President asked me if we had any financial problem. So, I called the party secretary, Abdullahi Bakari, who put our demand at N300 million. Then, the former Vice President sent N500,000 million through Jauro." THE SUMMARY however gathered that this donation a gross violation of INEC rule for donation by individuals for political campaigns in Nigeria.
Atiku, who was elected governor in 1999, was a key political figure in Adamawa State. He left his position as governor to become Vice President after former President Olusegun Obasanjo chose him as his running mate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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