Group Calls For Peaceful Polls In Gombe State

A group Northern Youth Grand Alliance has call for peaceful polls ahead of the governorship and state house of assembly elections in Gombe state.

In a statement made available us yesterday, signed by the Chairman of the group, Abu-Ubaida Ibrahim, it said that the state has witnessed some of the worst cases of political violence in the run up to the election in the northern part of the country.

It said, some politicians with questionable integrity are taking advantage of the “integrity and credibility” of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to deceive voters ahead of Saturday’s governorship election. It also frown at the imposition of candidate for the elections and urged disgruntled persons in the State to allow Gombe people choose their preferred choice in the elections.

It said further, ‘’Considering that it has now become fashionable amongst political elites in Nigeria to lay claims to unsubstantiated democratic and economic gains, it become more expedient to bring into focus, the sustainable democratic gains that have been brought about by the government of Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo in Gombe State.’’

‘’In that regard, it is of note to mention that the water generation and supply system in Gombe State is second to none, and other projects in the state has not only made the provision of this essential life commodity a free for in the state, farmers and other industrial users of water now cite the state as a modern example of how to irrigate farming fields for subsistence and commercial farming,’’ the statement added.

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