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Gombe APC Demands Apology From Goje Over Road Clash

Ben Ngwakwe

All Progressives Congress (APC), Gombe State chapter has demanded apology from the Senator representing Gombe Central, Danjuma Goje.

It may be recalled that five persons are feared dead following the clash over the alleged block  of Goje, a former governor, along the Gombe airport on his way back from Abuja to attend wedding of his granddaughter in Gombe

Goje, has been away from the state since the stakeholders meeting leading to the election of wards, local government and state elections of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

Arising from a state executive meeting, State Party Officials frowned at the current events, adding that the former governor and party chieftain owed the party an apology.

The officials who failed to answer questions, on any punitive actions if Goje failed to tender an apology, noted that they are solidly with governor Muhammadu Yahaya, who they described as a peace maker.

Speaking on behalf of the executives, Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Moses Kyari, called on members to eschew violence.

The statement read, “The Gombe state executive Congress at its meeting on Saturday 6th November 2021, unanimously agreed and reached the following resolutions; The All Progressives Congress condemns in very strong terms the incidence of yesterday (Friday) where violent crowd of the Senator Danjuma Goje’s supporters led to the loss of five lives, destroying property of the APC worth millions of Naira. The party will not condone this barbaric act and will take measures to discipline any party member no matter how highly placed if he/she is involved. We call on security operatives to carry out appropriate investigation into the matter and whosoever is found culpable must be punished according to laws of the land.

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“The party has agreed to compel Senator Danjuma Goje to tender apology to members of the party and indigenes of Gombe State, over this unfortunate incidence. We want to assure our teeming supporters that the APC remains a strong and united party under the leadership of Alh. Inuwa Yahaya, Governor of Gombe State, and under his watch no indigene of the state will be injured or harmed for any reason other than politicking.”

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Ishola Babaita, has insisted that only one life was lost, noting that many vehicles were destroyed.

Babaita stated this in a statement at the state command, while urging political gladiators to shield their swords.

“However, in the cause of the fracas scores of vehicles, were damaged and one death recorded. The command is using this medium to warn all political gladiators in the state as the time for campaign and other political activities is yet to be lifted. Discreet investigations are being carried with a view to arresting perpetrators and arraigning them before the law court accordingly.”