The Governor of Adamawa state, Muhammadu Bindow, has described as “malicious and false” an online report alleging that he gave N70 million to organisers of Atiku Abubakar’s rally in Yola, the state capital, on Saturday.
Atiku, who hails from the state, formally declared his interest in contesting for the presidency next year.
Bindow, in a statement Sunday by his Special Adviser Press and Media Affairs, Mr Martins Dickson, said the report was trying to portray him as engaging in anti-party activities.
“The publication is false, malicious, misleading and an attempt to mask the rising profile, good virtues and sacrifice of Sen. Bindow in upholding and promoting APC as the most popular party in Adamawa.
“The authors of the fabricated lies have run out of substance with which to discredit him and have resorted to cheap blackmail and childish stories.
“The good work of APC under Bindow is spread glaringly across the 21 local government areas of the state for all to see and there’s no amount of falsehood that will make anyone believe that a governor and party that have done so well in the state will be involved in any form of clandestine anti-party activity,” the statement read.