Gombe guber: Gov Inuwa’s desperation threat to peaceful election — PDP
By: Ishola Michael – Gombe
The Campaign Council of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State has alleged that recent happenings in the state, barely five days to the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections have shown that Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is desperately seeking re-election by all means outside democratic settings through his various plans that are coming to the limelight.
The PDP is, therefore, drawing the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Security Adviser, Elections Observers and other concerned stakeholders that Inuwa Yahaya has taken his re-election bid to a dangerous path of do-or-die which is not a practice that should be encouraged.
According to the Spokesman of the Council, Junaid Usman, “In a leaked audio, Gov Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya was heard discussing the following plans and confirmation that: the IG has deployed a whole unit of Mobile Police (comprising over 60 officers of the NPF under the command of ACP KHAN USMAN SALIHU) to intimidate and harass voters to bring him to power.”
He further stated that “Threatening to remove/transfer the Commander of 301 Artillery of the Nigerian Army in Gombe who is clearly trying to ensure peace in Gombe. Possible bypass of BVAS machine to compromise the elections.”
The Aide opined that “This, if not addressed, could breach the prevailing peace in the state, cause chaos as well as scuttle elections which President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians and the international community will be conducted peacefully and the outcome credible and reflect the wish of the people.”
According to him, “From the look of things, Gov Inuwa, having fallen out with the people, is assiduously working to force himself on the people through rigging, vote-buying, using violence to scare the people from coming out to vote amongst other anti-democratic measures.”
Junaid Usman added that “This is also to call the national leadership of the Police and other security agencies to focus on Gombe State as the Governor’s attempt to force his way back to power may cost the state its peace if all plans being initiated by APC were allowed to be implemented.”
Junaidu Usman Abubakar, who is the PDP Deputy Director General On Media, Atiku/Danbarde Campaign Management Council, Gombe State, stated that “The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial candidate in Gombe, Muhammad Jibrin Barde’s unstoppable rising popularity has been a serious cause of concern for the ruling APC-led government in the state.”
According to him, “Barde has done his homework and the people of Gombe are now resolute on returning PDP to power having tasted the bad governance of APC in Gombe State.”
Recall that the Campaign Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State had raised the alarm of a smear plot against the Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya who is the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the coming elections.
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