- The political feud between Senator Danjuma Goje and Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has recorded some casualties
- APC executives loyal to the senator have tendered their resignation in Yamaltu/Deba local government area of the state
- The party chieftains say they can continue to watch the disrespect their principal is subjected to in Gombe state
Gombe - Reports from Gombe indicate that over 80 percent of ward executives of All Progressives Congress (APC) executives from Yamaltu/Deba local government area of the state have resigned their position over Senator Danjuma Goje and Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya recent feud.
The ward executives announced the decision on Thursday, November 25 after a stakeholders’ meeting.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, the immediate past chairman of APC in the local government, Alhaji Sulaiman Ibrahim, said the ward executives resigned from their respective offices in protest to the disrespect and ‘attack’ on Senator Goje’s convoy, three weeks ago.
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He said the APC leaders arrived at the decision after a stakeholders’ meeting of the party executives from the local government area.
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The executives condemned the attack and said they aligned with the senator considering the fatherly role he has been playing towards the development of Gombe state and the country at large.
He added that to well-meaning party members in the state, Senator Goje is the only recognised leader of the APC and deserves utmost respect considering the critical role he played in forming and nurturing the party.
“In fact, it was the key role he played that culminated in the emergence of Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya as governor of the state and victory of the party across all levels.
“Therefore, as political leaders of APC in the 11 wards of Yamaltu/Deba local government area. We hereby affirm our support and loyalty to Senator Goje as the genuine and recognised leader of the APC in Gombe state.”
Senator Goje's achievements as a lawmaker highlighted
The party chieftain added that the unmatched achievements of Senator Goje in the last 10 years through numerous constituency projects that have direct bearings on the lives of people, couldn’t be overemphasised.
He added that Senator Goje has executed numerous projects in each and every 11 wards of Akko and Yamaltu/Deba local government areas, which constituted the Gombe Central Senatorial District.
Each of the executives that resigned their position took turn to speak after appending their signature and announced their resolve to continue to support the senator politically.
Goje's daughter resigns as commissioner in Gombe state government
Meanwhile, Dr. Hussaina Danjuma Goje, daughter of the former governor, has since resigned as the Gombe state commissioner of environment and forest resources.
She resigned a day after her dad's convoy was attacked by political thugs allegedly sponsored by the Gombe state government.
In a terse statement sent to journalists in the state, Husssaina said her resignation was on personal grounds.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the decision of Senator Goje to quit active politics in 2023 has been rejected by his associates and supporters.
The senator was threatened with a lawsuit if he refuses to heed the call of the stakeholders to continue in the upper chamber.