Police Deny Stopping Ex-Gov. Goje From Entering Gombe


A mild drama played out yesterday at the Tunfure police road block in Gombe when men of the Nigeria Police stopped a long convoy of supporters, who were with the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje from entering town, which is a few kilometers away from Tunfure.

Thousands of supporters of the former governor had converged on the Gombe International Airport to welcome Senator Goje but on their return, they were stopped by the police, who insisted that he (Goje) cannot enter the town with the long convoy of vehicles and supporters who went to welcome him.

The former governor it was learnt insisted on entering the town with his crowd of supporters or he would go back.

After both parties stood their grounds for about ten minutes, the police permitted Goje and the large crowd of his supporters into Gombe.

However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Fwaje Atajiri, denied that the former governor was stopped from entering the town, saying the incidence was just a regular security check due to the large crowd of people he was coming in with.

He said, “How can the police stop him from entering Gombe when he has a court case in Gombe?”

Sen. Goje, who is a member of the new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, during a parley with reporters shortly after his arrival at the Gombe International Airport, declared that he is the authentic leader of PDP in the state.

When asked about the strength of new PDP in Gombe State, Goje said “You see we have a court case so I don’t want to say anything but you know I was a leader of PDP in Gombe State. Gombe used to be an ANPP state, it was my struggle with the support of my followers that led to the dislodgement of ANPP government in the state in 2003. I am the natural leader of PDP in Gombe State; whoever is PDP in Gombe state is either my boy or my assistant. We laid the struggle and we pushed out ANPP in the state otherwise Gombe State would have just been like Yobe or Borno States.”

-Daily Trust


  1. Goje you better come and apologis to people for what you have dont last your eight year many people have dieth because of you and eving now people are still dieth because of the high blood pressure for your admistaration by sacking them out of their work for not voting for u during 2003 election wicked man may god take you to the hell fire gombe sai dankwanbo and u man goje you should better carry go

  2. Yes your righ let him back to apc and he shall see and know that he have never win election in gombe its just because he is a member of pdp thats why he is winnin election and by god grace you will never be evin a chairman in your local government or coucillor in your distrist because we have tired of mugun mutum azzalumi dan shegiya let you know that you must pay our money. Efcc pleas do any thing possible for this mugu to return our money wo talba 2015 insha allahu