Adamawa State Governor, Jubrilla Bindow, on Tuesday said the recent resignation of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the ruling All Progressives Congress would not have any negative effect on the party in the state.
He said the party was strong and would continue to be strong despite last Friday’s development.
Bindow said these in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“APC is strong. We have 25 members in the state House of Assembly. 24 out of 25 members are APC members. The three Senators from the state are all APC members. It is the same in the House of Representatives, including Adamu Kamale who recently moved to the APC. So we are strong and we will continue to be strong,” the governor told the reporters.
He said he would never leave the APC with Atiku, saying he worked hard with others to form the party.
The governor said the former Vice-President was matured enough to take any decision he likes.
He said, “The former Vice President is more than matured enough to decide whatever he wants for himself.
“As far as I am concerned, I am one of the founding fathers of APC. When I was in the Senate, we were the ones, alongside the current Senate President that worked very hard to ensure that all members of the National Assembly agreed to move to APC.
“So, I cannot see any reason why, today, I will leave that House I built. So, I am in APC for the rest of my life, period!”Punch