Gov. Jibrilla meets Buhari, pledges APC’s loyalty

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Bindo Jibrilla
Bindo Jibrilla

Gov. Bindo Jibrilla of Adamawa says he has no plan to follow former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar who has just quitted the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku, also from Adamawa state over the weekend announced resignation from the APC  to again return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Jibrilla after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja said he would remain in the ruling party with his numerous followers and give the maximum support to the Buhari administration to succeed.

“The former vice president is more than mature enough to decide whatever he wants to decide for himself.

“As far as I am concerned, I am one of the founding fathers of APC.

“When I was in the Senate, we were the ones, alongside the current Senate President that worked very hard to ensure that all members of the National Assembly; that we agreed to move to APC.

“So, I cannot see any reason why, today, that the House I built, that I will leave.

“So, I am in APC for the rest of my life, period.’’

According to Jibrilla, the entire North East remains solidly behind the President in view of the achievements of his government.

The governor explained that the resignation of Atiku would never affect the fortune of the APC in Adamawa.

“Well, APC is strong, we have 25 members in the state assembly. 23, in fact, 24 now because one of them have moved to the APC, so, 24 out of 25 members in the House of Assembly are APC.

“The three Senators from the state are APC, even the House of Representatives, including Adamu Kamale who recently moved to the APC.

“So we are strong and we will continue to be strong,’’ he added.

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