Gombe governor urged to unite the state, shun divisive politics

Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Governor of Gombe State, Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya, has been urged to promote unity among residents of the state.

The call was contained in a statement from a prominent indigene of the state, Muhammad Jibrin Barde, following a recent attack on a former governor and current federal lawmaker from Gombe, Danjuma Goje, by alleged sponsored political thugs.

Calling on all stakeholders in the state to join hands to ensure peace and development, Barde says acts of violence and politics of division will only set Gombe back if the people of the state don’t work for a common good.

“For two and half years now, the APC government in Gombe State has been unwilling to tell their followers the truth.

“Given the antecedent of the Gombe State Government under the leadership of Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya, this doesn’t come as a total surprise to us.

“However, there is no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw. It is counter-productive.

“I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks by criminals and thugs who unleashed the violence on Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje and his entourage peacefully exercising their freedom of association as guaranteed under the universal principle of human rights.

“This incident led to an unfortunate and needless loss of lives and properties.

“I applaud the courage and dignity of those who stood up to defend these rights.

“I stand with the peace-loving indigenes of Gombe in bearing witness to this brave and determined struggle for a universal right that we must all uphold,” the statement reads.

Barde has also asked for support for families of those who lost their lives, calling on the Gombe State Government to respect human rights in the interest of peace and progress in the state.

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