Our attention has been drawn to an unsubstantiated and misleading statement by the Network of Community Development Associations on Friday February 3, signed by its Director of Publicity and Advocacy, one Dr Ahmed Baba alleging that the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani made a divisive statement at the palace of a traditional ruler in Fufore during her campaign tour.
We want to categorically say without mincing words that the statement is a fabrication of the wild imagination of the mind of those spreading such lies. Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani never made such a statement, she is a leader that has proven to be above such primordial, shallow and debasing stance.
We call on the Dr. Ahmed Baba led organization to thread the path of honour, immediately withdraw these inciting accusation and apologize to Senator Binani and the good people of Adamawa state.
The Binani campaign was never carried out in secret, if such video exist why didn’t the Community Development Association make it public to substantiate their claim? It is therefore evident that the statement was politically designed to mislead the good people of Adamawa state and incite hatred which is most unfortunate and disturbing.
Senator Binani has proven to be a detrabilized politician and has spraid her interventions evenly and beyond her constituency while been a member of the House of Representatives and a Senator Representing Adamawa central senatorial district.
Her Governorship campaign has attracted massive support cutting across religious and ethnic divides.. This has been practically demonstrated by the ciltural gifts, attires, symbols and in most cases covenanted presentations to her in almost all the communities she visited during the campaign tour. This is in addition to the large support base amongst women and youths of all religions and tribes across the 21 local Government Areas of the state.
The Binani campaign remains focused and committed to bringing about a people- centered Government that is inclusive, fair and equitable to all Adamawa people.
Those trying to fan the embers of division and hatred should look elsewhere because Adamawa people are wiser and their resolve to vote Binani as Governor on March 11, cannot be swayed by promoting unsubstantiated claims.
It is important to note that the Binani campaign is not an ordinary political outing, it is a phenomenon, a movement and an idea whose time has come. Adamawa people have spoken by their massive turn-out and support at her campaigns which the perpetrators of the statement could neither understand nor march. There is no stopping the Binani movement.
Martins Yanatham Dickson
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