Gombe youths, under the auspices of Gombe Vanguard for Good Governance, have slammed the gubernatorial aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammed Jibrin Barde, for his ‘attacks on the affairs of the state government in a bid to score political points.’ The group, which issued the statement through its chairman, Comrade Sani S. Kabiru, wondered why Barde, “who is being teleguided by Danjuma Goje, a person whose history of bad governance is legendary,” will have the moral standing to dwell on issues of governance.
“Birds of the same feather, they say, flock together. What’s the guarantee that Barde is not trying to gentrify and renew political thuggery in the state politics as created and nurtured by his benefactor’s administration before it was outlawed by the present administration of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo?
“It’s quite disheartening that, after the state has successfully freed itself of the shenanigans of the Kalare Political Thugs and unburdened itself from the hitherto politics of intimidation, browbeaten and boorishness, Goje and Barde are applying an orchestrated plan to plunge the state straight back into that loathsome and ugly trend,” it said.
It further said that Barde has been denigrating the institution of government for personal and selfish reasons, adding that this ungodly habit will only put him at a disadvantage if not disqualify him completely from occupying such position.
This is because, anyone who doesn’t respect and protect the image of the seat of the governor does not deserve to sit on it. “Let me assure them that, the people of state have positioned themselves to resist all their antics, to reject them in no less a unanimous and overwhelming fashion as they did in the 2015 polls. Never again will Gombe brought under the direct or indirect control of Goje whose domineering rule of intolerance is feared even by his friends,” it said.