Former Adamawa State Governor Jibrilla Window has revealed why he attended a meeting in which some persons present at the meeting, abused President Muhammadu Buhari and wished him dead.
A leaked audio of the meeting also led to the suspension by the All Progressives Congress (APC) of its caretaker chairman in Yola South, Suleiman Adamu.
Newspot reports that the Department of State Services (DSS) had on Wednesday questioned the former governor and some members of the APC.
But in a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sadiq Abdullateef, Bindow said he attended the session as the Vice Chairman of the North-East Reconciliation Committee of the APC.
According to the former governor, he was not the convener of the meeting but was invited by aggrieved APC stakeholders in Yola South.
He said he met with all factions in Yola South and not a group as being insinuated.
The statement reads: “I, Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow is the vice-chairman of the APC North-East Reconciliation Committee, and in carrying out the party’s mandate, I was invited to meet some aggrieved stakeholders in Yola South.
“I attended the meeting to reconcile both aggrieved factions over the primary elections and contrary to the false reports that I only met with one faction, I actually met with both aggrieved factions, which was in recognition of my mandate by the party to do so.
“Like most aggrieved political meetings, there were lots of loud complaints and rancour in the meeting. It took tremendous effort by the leaders of the meeting to control the meeting.
“Therefore, I was baffled when the leaked audio was linked to me, which is clearly the work of mischievous and malicious persons.”
The former governor stated that there was no way he could perpetrate a death wish for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bindow added: “Anybody who knows me knows that I am a man of good morals and character and there is no way, I will sit in a meeting where death is wished upon others, anybody at all, not even President Muhammadu Buhari, who is like a father to me.
“The fact that my voice or my name wasn’t even in the audio, I don’t even know the people who made such utterances as at the time of the meeting and I wasn’t even convener of the meeting and yet these mischief makers linked me with such utterances in a leaked audio clearly shows their level of malice towards me.
“But I am not bothered and I am sure they will continue to fail in their schemes to bring me down like they have all failed in the past.”