By John Ikani
The Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday quizzed former Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow for convening a meeting during which invectives, even death wish, were rained on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The alleged conspiracy blew open when an audio recording of the meeting was leaked and started circulating in the media.
The agency also grilled five others namely: former Speaker of Adamawa House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa; the acting APC Chairman, Yola South, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu; former Sole of Administrator, Yola West Development Area, Abubakar Umar Sirimbai; a former Commissioner Mustapha Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha; and a former adviser in the Bindow administration, Alhaji Yusha’u Adamu.
Confirming the development, Sadiq Abdullateef, Media Aide of the former governor, explained that Bindow honoured an invitation of the DSS, adding that he has been released.
The ex-governor, who admitted that he was invited and interrogated by the DSS, said he “cautioned members making those unwarranted utterances thrice” at the meeting.
The media aide quoted the former governor to have said: “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’.”
Abdullateef said President Buhari is like a father to Bindow and he will never entertain anything as such on the president.
Bindow had allegedly convened a meeting of APC chieftains in Yola South, ostensibly as part of his preparations to contest the state’s governorship ticket again in 2023.
During the meeting, some aggrieved APC members rained invectives on the President, with the council chairman of APC Yola South LGA, Sulaiman Adamu quoted as saying: “Coronavirus ought to have killed this president to save Nigeria from his misrule.”
Meanwhile, following the discovery of the leaked audio in which he wished for President Buhari’s death through COVID-19, Adamu has been suspended.
The decision was made by the State Working Committee (SWC) which set up a disciplinary panel to investigate Adamu’s utterances and allegations of misconduct on his part.