Niger APC crisis: Goje, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya rift deepens

The feud between for Governor Danjuma Goje and his incumbent Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya may have taken a deeper toll on the Niger state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as over 80 per cent of ward executives of the party in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State have resigned their position foillowing the crisis

The resigning ward executives, who announced the decision after a stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday attributed their decision to wwhat they described as the disrespect and attack on the former Governor’s cpnvoy, three weeks ago

The ward executive who conveyed their decision through in a statement issued after the meeting by the immediate past chairman of APC in Yamaltu/Deba LGA, Alhaji Sulaiman Ibrahim, said the executives resigned in protest and condemned the attack and decided to align with the senator considering his fatherly role in the development of the state and the country at large.

Ibrahim said that well-meaning party members in the state see Senator Goje as the only recognized 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 to 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 LGA, we hereby affirm our support and loyalty to Senator Goje as the genuine and recognized leader of the APC in Gombe State,” he said.

The party chieftain added that the unmatched achievement of Senator Goje in the last 10 years through numerous constituency project that have direct bearings on the lives of people, couldn’t be overemphasise, adding that the former Governor has executed numerous projects in each of the 11 wards of Akko and Yamaltu/Deba LGAs, which make up Gombe Central Senatorial district.

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