Political War: Senator Goje’s Daughter Resigns From Gov Yahaya’s Cabinet a Day After Thugs Attacked Her Father

Political War: Senator Goje’s Daughter Resigns From Gov Yahaya’s Cabinet a Day After Thugs Attacked Her Father

  • Dr Hussaina Danjuma Goje has resigned as the commissioner of environment and forest resources in Gombe state
  • This is coming a day after suspected political thugs assaulted her father, Danjuma Goje, a former governor of the state
  • Goje, who is a serving senator, reportedly has a political rift with the current governor, Muhammadu Yahaya

Gombe state - Barely 24 hours after Danjuma Goje, a former governor was attacked, his daughter Dr Hussaina Danjuma Goje has quit her job as the Gombe state commissioner of environment and forest resources.

In a short video and press statement obtained on Saturday, November 6, by Daily Trust, Husssaina said her decision to resign was for personal reasons.

Goje’s daughter, Hussaina, resigns
The daughter of former Gombe governor Danjuma Goje, Hussaina, tendered her resignation on Saturday. Photo credit: Abdullahi A Abdullahi
Source: Facebook

She expressed her gratitude to the Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, for giving her the opportunity to serve as a member of his cabinet.

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According to her, her resignation takes effect immediately.

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Leadership reports that her resignation may not be unconnected to the feud between Governor Yahaya and his estranged political godfather, Senator Goje.

Watch Hussaina as she informs the public of her decision below:

Yahaya and Goje who currently represents Gombe Central in the Senate are said to be at loggerheads over issues bordering on the state and their party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senator Goje's convoy attacked

Legit.ng had reported earlier that Goje was prevented from entering Gombe state on Friday, November 5.

The senator’s vehicle was allegedly hit with dangerous weapons by suspected thugs, who blocked his convoy.

Goje's aide, Lilian Nworie, in a statement issued after the incident alleged that the thugs are loyal to Governor Yahaya.

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Senator Goje endorsed for Senate

Meanwhile, the decision of Senator Goje to quit active politics in the year 2023 has been rejected by his associates and supporters.

Goje, a third-term senator had in December 2019 announced his decision to step aside for young politicians in the state to take over from him.

However, stakeholders while speaking during the unveiling of Goje’s legacy of service to the Gombe people on Saturday, June 26, threatened the senator with a lawsuit if he refuses to heed their call to continue in the upper chamber.

Source: Legit.ng

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