- Some citizens of Gombe state have apologised to the preident's family for being embarrassed
- The citizens blamed Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje for the embarassment and criticized
- The President’s wife, Aisha Buhari had on Wednesday, November 8, to commiserate with him
A group, known as the Concerned Citizens of Gombe have apologised to the first lady Aisha Buhari and her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari over the embarrassment she encountered during her condolence visit to Gombe state.
On Wednesday, November 8, the first lady visited Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje over the demise of his wife Yelwa Goje who passed on in the United States on November 9, 2017.
According to The Nation, Senator Goje claimed on the contrary that since he was sworn in as governor in 2011, Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has never visited him despite deaths and other calamities that had befallen his family, even though his late wife was instrumental to the governor’s candidature.
The Concerned Citizens group said it was not the first time Goje would embarrass the president’s family.
They released a statement through their spokesman, AIG Abdulmumini Abubakar (rtd) saying:
“Secondly, he (Goje) ordered the complete sealing of Pantami Stadium and spread the vicinity with latrite to prevent vehicular movements around the stadium on the scheduled day of Buhari’s campaign team arrival.
“Thirdly, on the day Buhari was to arrive Gombe for his campaign tour, some hired thugs were positioned directly opposite the PDP Presidential campaign office along Bauchi road to stone the office immediately Buhari’s convoy arrived to portray that the office was vandalised by Buhari supporters.
“This made Buhari believe that the destruction of PDP campaign office was caused by his supporters and he tendered an apology."
The AIG Abdulmumini (rtd) led group commended Governor Dankwambo’s handling of the matter and explained that they found it expedient to react in order not to allow silence give credence to the false claims.
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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has backed the plans by Governor Nasir El-Rufai to sack 22,000 Kaduna teachers under an educational reform being undertaken by the Kaduna state government.
The president gave his backing to the reform at a special retreat of the federal executive council in Abuja on Monday, November 13.
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