A former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, has declared that the worst All Progressives Congress, APC, governor is better than the best governor the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has to offer.
The former governor, who is currently the APC senator representing Gombe Central, spoke yesterday in Abuja after the inauguration of the Gombe state APC Caretaker Committee.
According to him, the crisis in the state chapter of the party has robbed it of a number of benefits from the federal government, adding that it was important for members of the APC in the state to remain united and work as one family.
Reacting to the inauguration of a Caretaker Committee for the state chapter of the party by the national leadership, Goje who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation said it was important for the party to remain united and work as one family.
He said: “The leadership of the party has decided to do a good job by bringing people from our neighboring state, and I want to ask the leadership in your presence to be neutral, to be objective, to be committed in trying to unite this party, because I am sure whether you belong to any other group, it is better that we have a bad APC Governor than not to have any governor at all”.
“No matter how bad that governor is, if it is APC (member) it is better, because since it is PDP now… none of our members, no APC man, has been giving appointment even as a counselor. So you see, it is very important that we unite, we unite and put our differences behind us and move forward to ensure that we form the next government in Gombe State”, Goje said.
While commending the national leadership of the party for the prompt intervention, Goje, who is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, assured the Caretaker Officers that members of the APC in Gombe State, regardless of their political differences, will give maximum support and loyalty to the newly inaugurated leadership in the state.
He said: “We members of the APC in Gombe State are very grateful and loyal to the National leadership of our party. We want to thank you very much for your intervention to save the party and make it relevant in Gombe State and Nigeria.
“I want to, on behalf of all of us in APC in Gombe State regardless of the past events, assure you that we will give maximum support to the newly inaugurated leadership in the state. I to call on all other members of the APC in Gombe State to come and join us and unite to support leadership to make APC strong in Gombe State”.
Members of the inaugurated Caretaker Officers authorized to serve for a three-month renewable period are: Hon. Lawan Shetima – State Chairman; Capt. Bala Jibrin – State Deputy Chairman; Alh. Sule Yakubu – State Secretary and Barr. Joseph William – Legal Adviser.