- Alhaji Muhammad Dankwambo has denied the widespread news that he has dumped his elder brother, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo
- The younger brother of the Gombe state governor also denied leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- He said the Dankwambo referred to in various media reports is not him
Younger brother to Gombe state governor, Buhari Muhammad Dankwambo, has denied media reports that he has dumped his elder brother, Ibrahim Dankwambo, as well as the PDP.
Dankwambo junior in a statement made available to journalists, described the reports as baseless and mere insinuations.
He explained that: “In the story my name and company’s name is mentioned and it is claimed that as the younger brother of Gombe state governor, Babangida Muhammad Dankwambo, popularly known as BMD, I have defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party.”
"The story further alleged that, I dumped PDP despite efforts by the governor to prevail on me to remain in the party and that I was under pressure from different quarters to reverse my decision and was even given juicy offers which I rejected."
He declared that, “I wish to categorically state that at no time did such a thing happened. This falsehood against me and my brother, Gombe state dovernor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Talban Gombe, is mischievous, fictitious and malicious. It is a big surprise that such a concocted story was circulated by some mediums without balance.”
Dankwambo further said that, “It is also worthy of note that, my name is not Babangida Muhammad Dankwambo, my name is Buhari Muhammad Dankwambo. I repeat, the story is baseless and unfounded. I never dumped the PDP for the APC, and I am still with my brother, Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Talban Gombe.”
He continued: “Gombe state governor is a father figure to everyone in the family, he has been more than a brother, he is a pillar to all of us. Having inherited the traditional title of ‘Talban Gombe’ from our late father, he has done tremendously well to fill the vacuum left by our old man. I will never do anything to bring disrupt and disregard to Talban Gombe or my family.
It is sad that a few enemies of Gombe will go to any extent to malign the governor. I called them the enemies of our dear state because they chose to be blinded by the fact that Talba has done hundreds of times better than what all of his predecessors put together did.
“I wish to plead with all humility, to every person concerned or affected in any way by that report to dismiss that unfair representation of me as it is just one of few cooked news reports intended to tarnish my good image.”
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Media reports had claimed that the younger Dankwambo and about 2000 PDP supporters have defected to the APC in Gombe.
According to the report, Buhari Dankwambo ignored efforts of his brother, the governor, and some political bigwigs to convince him to remain in the PDP. The report also claimed that Buhari was also given juicy offers to stay on in PDP but he rejected them all.
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