My attention has been drawn to a story that is trending on social media alleging that i, the governor of Adamawa State, Sen Mohammed Umar Jibrilla, has thretened to dethrone the Emir of Mubi, HRH Alhaji Isa Ahmadu, in the event of his preference for another political party other than the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
I find this concocted work of fiction not only disturbing and misleading but regrettably malicious, with the tendency to causing grievious disaffection and ill feeling among the peace-loving citizens of Adamawa State.
For those who might not have known, i was elected through popular vote, with overwhelming victory, in 2015, having survived two primary elections, after serving one term at the Nigerian Senate.
The electorates of Adamawa State gave me their mandate which I have kept in line with the social contract I have signed with them, and I have translated that mandate with an uncommon development drive never witnessed in the history of our state.
This has fostered greater ties with the people who always welcome my
presence with frenzied relish and enthusiasm.
For those who would want to know, as the holder of the traditional title of Sardauna Mubi, my first port of call any time I visit my ancestral home of Mubi, is the Emir’s palace.
I have great respect for him as a traditional leader, community leader and father and would find it preposterous to issue any kind of threat to such a highly revered monarch.
Rather than resort to casting aspersions, mudslinging and concocting well garnished stories that would malign my good name and integrity, I urge such carrears of fake news to desist by showing maturity in their conduct.
I strongly believe that my developmental strides will speak for me as the people’s candidate and they will vote wisely.