Who would ever think, Bororo would dump Bindow – Dr Hyelda in The finder
* I pity the governor elect, because in no distance time those flocking to his house singing his praises today will do to him exactly what they are doing to Bindow today – Hyelda
Dr. Hyelda sent the poser in response to recent visit of Musa Bororo a member elects for Mubi South to governor elect Rt. Hon Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri.
Dr. Hyelda Amos has criticised Musa Bororo for dumping Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow in the lonely ditch.
Hyelda also accused the likes of, Senator Silas Zwingina, James Barka, Ibrahim Bilal the state chairman APC Adamawa and some appointees of Bindow, of turning against “their own.” This was contained in an article written by Hyelda titled “Bindow the son.”
It reads in part:
I had hoped that our dear father, Senator Zwingina, James Barka, Bishop Makanto, and host of others including member elect from Mubi South, that rode on the popularity of Bindow to clinch the ticket of the APC and subsequently won as member elect would issue a counter statement and say the usual things politicians say:
“They quoted me out of context!” “Bindow is my son” Bindow is my benefactor’ ‘Bindow is my mentor”, especially in the case of Musa Bororo.
That has not happened; rather, some other minority voices, including James Barka, have come to the defence of those that openly betrayed Bindow, to join hands in rubbishing a man they once defended to the hilt and used as a bargaining chip for the opposition interest in the larger Adamawa politics.
If Governor Bindow had returned to power on May 29, 2019, these same people would have remained in the corridors of power, displaying all forms of ethnic triumphalism.
Musa Bororo! Who would ever think, Bororo would publicly disown Gov. Bindow?
They ran to the house of Fintiri the governor elect saying Bindow was a weak leader, Bindow wass stingy and so on, that Bindow did not open window of opportunities in generosity for not sharing money.
The question that is reminded to be asked is, at what point did those weak hearted in the wig of ingratitude come to the realisation of their subject of criticism to have been submitted to subjectivity?
Throughout the four years of the Bindow led administration, they spoke loudly against anyone who opposed the Governor, especially, Senator Zwingina and Musa Bororo.
Most of them trumpeting the governor elect today, were so combative, they were once quoted as suggesting that Adamawa could have problems if Bindow was not allowed to return to office.
Today, they are the same people helping Gov. Bindow’s successor to quench the fires.
Senator Zwingina always openly said Gov. Bindow was “his son.”
Today, he was not just turning against his own son; he was telling the people his son as governor lacked the political will to govern Adamawa.
Zwingina has also accused his son of being too much of a gentleman. Really!
Gentlemanliness would be considered honourable in refined circles. Was Senator Zwingina recommending something else in order to prove that he was no longer a politician but a statesman as he said?
As someone who was a member of the Bindow administration, and who interacted often with the old man, I can only say that I am shocked.
This is the equivalent of those hobnobbing with Bindow when the going was good and perfect, only to turn back deleting Gov. Bindow’s phone number and ensuring that calls from his phone no longer ring at the Bindow end.
Senator Zwingina, James Barka, Bishop Makanto, Musa Bororo had the governors’ ears. They had unfettered access to their son.
Most of these elders were invited to most state events. And he looked out for the man he called “my son”, in whom he was well pleased. James Barka and Senator Zwingina’s energy level in the service of the Bindow administration was impressive.
Fearless and outspoken Zwingina, deployed his enormous talents in the service of the Bindow government. If a press statement was tamed, he drew attention to it and urged a more robust defence of “your boss.”
If anyone had accused the Governor of lacking “the political will to govern Adamawa” at that time, Zwingina, would have called a press conference to draw attention to the Bindow administration’s institutional reforms and preventive measures, his commitment to urban renewal and facelift in the state from grass to grace under his son’s watch.
Every governor probably, needs a strong, passionate ally like Senator Zwingina. But what happened? What went wrong?
Don’t get me wrong. I am not necessarily saying that those leaders frequenting the house of the governor elect should have remained loyal to and defend Jibrilla Bindow.
If Bindow had returned to office, Musa Bororo would still be a loyal aide of Gov. Bindow and a “friend of the Governor” and we would still have been hearing that famous phrase, “Alasuree!” “Alarene!”
It is the worst form of humiliation that Gov. Bindow has received while his tenure winds down as Governor of Adamawa State.
It is the finest compliment that the governor elect is receiving since he was declared winner by INEC penultimate week.
The timing is also auspicious: just when the public is beginning to worry about the direction of the Fintiri government, the likes of Jonathan Zwingina, James Barka, Musa Bororo show up to lend a hand of support and endorsement.
The treacherous treatments, are teachable moments for Gov. Bindow that power and authority attract men and women like bees to nectar, the state of powerlessness ends as a journey to the island of loneliness.
The same hegemons and their agents whom these leaders used to fight furiously, will no doubt find them eminently quotable now that they have proclaimed that it wass wrong to be a “gentleman”, and that Bindow lacked “the political will to share the state resources to power that be in the state”.
There is more to this than we may ever know.
Zwingina can insist from now till 2023, which he has spoken as a statesman and as a matter of principle. His re-alignment is curious nonetheless.
“As for Musa Bororo, who enjoyed Bindow’s government than anyone else, to have publicly derided the governor as it is shown all over the social media, is most unforgettable and unfortunate moment, because Bororo’s history cannot be completed without mentioning Bindow’s name, that’s the complication.
“I pity the governor elect, because in no distance time those flocking to his house singing his praises today will do to him exactly what they are doing to Bindow today.”