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Gov Bindow Should Be Impeached – Namatari

Gov Bindow
Posted: Apr 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Clement Ekong, Adamawa


The cold war within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has degenerated so much that a stalwart of the party in the state has urged the State House of Assembly to immediately commence impeachment process on the Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow.

Alhaji Adamu Namtari, in an exclusive interview with Independent  in Yola the Adamawa State capital noted that governor Jibrilla Bindow has failed the electorates that gave him the mandate and should not be allowed to stay a day longer in office.

According to Alhaji Adamu Namtari who is  also the state coordinator of Nyako’s Supporters Group, said Governor Jibrilla Bindow  flouted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) regulation on the funding of a Governorship campaign in the 2015 general election in the state.

“For Governor Jibrilla Bindow to openly admit to have  collected the sum of N500 Million from a former Vice President after the 2015 gubernatorial campaign in Adamawa State is a gross violation of section 91(3)9 of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended”.

He lamented that “Governor Jibrilla Bindow, allegedly collected the said money with the  aimed of betraying the former governor Nyako and the APC founder  in the state .

Buttressing his stand, Alhaji Namtari said “under section 91(3)  the maximum election expenses to be incurred by a Governorship candidate shall not exceed N 200 million, while sub-section 9 of the same Act states that no individual or other entity shall donate more than N1 million to any candidate”.

“I want to further emphasis that, a candidate who knowingly acted in contravention of  this section commits an offence and on conviction shall be liable while in the case of a Governorship election to fine of #800,000 or imprisonment for Nine months or both “.