Adamawa governor denies shifting loyalty to Atiku

Adamawa State commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, has allayed fears that Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla may shift his loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who just emerged as the PDP’s presidential candidate for 2019 poll.

Jibrilla, who was supported by his erstwhile godfather, former governor Murtala Nyako to beat Atiku’s candidate, Ibrahim Mijinyawa in 2015 APC primaries, shifted loyalty to Atiku soon after winning election on claims that Atiku had supported him with N500 million.


Addressing journalists in Yola on Monday, Sajo said Atiku’s emergence would not affect Jibrilla’s commitment to his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Governor Jibrilla is an APC governor working for APC and has no intention to support or canvass support for any presidential candidate outside APC. He has no support for any candidate other than Buhari,” he asserted.


The commissioner also raised alarm over plans by some politicians to produce posters pairing portraits of Atiku and Jibrilla in order to tarnish the image of the governor.

Sajoh pointed out that the infrastructural projects being executed by the federal government in Adamawa State was enough to speak for President Buhari in the state, such as the Yola-Gombe, Yola-Mubi, Numan-Jalingo and Jada-Mayobelwa roads.

He called on aspirants who lost out in the just-concluded governorship primary election to support Jibrilla in the 2019 general elections.

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