Governor Umar Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has threatened to sign into law the whitepaper of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry that investigated and indicted the administration of former Governor Murtala Nyako, who was in office between 2007 and 2014. The panel was headed by the late Justice Umaru Boboi.
Mr. Bindow said he is in possession of the whitepaper issued by the panel and has been restrained from signing it because he is being respectful. He, however, said if forced, he would not hesitate to sign it into law.
“The whitepaper has been on my table since I assumed duties. I only decided to keep it in my drawers and if forced to do so, I will append my signature to it,” the governor warned on Wednesday.
The governor, who issued the warning in Hausa during a visit to him by members of his political camp, Team Bindow, said the Nyako political camp has been making denigrating comments about his administration which, he claimed, is focused on delivering democratic dividends.
The governor added that records exist for anyone who wishes to make a comparison between his government and Nyako’s, which he alleged mismanaged the resources of the State.
“I have no intention to expose anybody, but if pushed to the wall, I swear in the name of Allah and Qur’an, I will sign that whitepaper against Nyako’s government which, as I am talking to you, is on my table.
“It should be on record that I am not afraid of anybody in this State, only that I am respecting people as ordained by my religion. It is unfortunate that some people, not minding their status and age in our society, are lying to their followers against us, all in the name of working to come back as governor of our State by all means,” fumed Mr. Bindow.
He told Mr. Nyako to confess how his government inflated most road contracts awarded by his government.