The Binani Campaign Organization has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by some politicians to sponsor a weeklong protest against Sen. Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate. The protest is purportedly aimed at diverting public attention from the petition before the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal.
According to the organization, some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have been mobilized with financial resources and other logistics to carry out the protest. It is alleged that the protesters have been hired to demand the prosecution of Binani over Adamawa Governorship Supplementary Elections.
The Director-General of the Binani Campaign Organization, Senator Ahmed Barata, exposed the plot in a statement in Abuja. He called on APC faithful and Binani’s supporters across the country to disregard the proposed protest against her.
The statement titled “Attempt to divert public attention on Adamawa Governorship Election” implicates some highly-placed people. The campaign organization alleged that the protest was designed to hold in strategic places and Western embassies in Abuja. The sponsored CSOs have already been provided with T-shirts and Face-caps that have been imprinted with the picture of Sen. Binani and some inscription calling for her prosecution.
In response, Binani has insisted that she will not be intimidated to stop the move to retrieve her mandate. The statement affirmed that she will not be distracted or cowed into surrendering the already ongoing legal quest to recover her stolen mandate.
The Binani Campaign Organization has called on all Binani supporters, party faithful, and well-wishers to ignore the planned protests by the rented members of the civil society organizations. The organization expressed optimism that they have an air-tight case against INEC at the tribunal that would result in Binani’s victory.