From Austin Ajayi, Yola.
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), David Babachir Lawal has accused the Adamawa State Governor, Umaru Jubilla Bindow of high handedness in his policies and appointments in the State, which he alleged is gearing towards marginalization of the Christians in the State.
Lawal, who has been in a battle with the Governor, was reacting to the recent appointment of eight Special Assistants by the Governor with no Christian in the list.
Lawal, who warned that the APC may lose Adamawa State in 2019 with Bindow as its governorship candidate, described the appointments as sabotage that will mar the chances of APC in the state come 2019.
The former SGF alleged that Bindow’s appointments are deliberate plans to marginalize Christians in the state over appointments, adding that “such actions are capable of undermining APC’S chances and swinging votes towards the opposition”
Babachir made the remarks in a statement he released Tuesday in Yola, Adamawa state.
According to Babachir, “Governor Jibrilla is out to sabotage the chances of APC to win the 2019 elections in Adamawa State, through his deliberate and calculated plans to sideline Christians in his government.
“This is in spite of the protestations and advice of well meaning party stakeholders and the State chapter of CAN for him to mend his evil ways.
“Just this week, he again insulted the sensibility of Christians in the State through the appointment and swearing-in of eight Special Advisers into his cabinet. All the new Special Advisers are Moslems.
“We call on the governor to mend his divisive ways which sole purpose appears to be a calculated move to destroy the fortunes of APC in the state during the 2019 general elections.
“Governor Bindow should remember that he was elected to office by all Adamawa State indigenes without consideration of religious beliefs and tendencies. In fact an overwhelming majority of Christians voted for him and are therefore entitled to dividends of democracy just like any other people’s group in the state.” Lawal noted.