Before the 2023 general election, some political actors in Gombe state have reasoned that it was premature for Senator Danjuma Goje, representative of Gombe Central, to withdraw from politics.
Senator Goje was the former governor of Gombe state and a third member of the Upper Legislative Houses who had some time in 2019 said he would retire after the Ninth National Assembly to pave the way for the younger generation of politicians to join.
But at the presentation of Senator Goje’s legacy of service at the Kumo Township Stadium on Saturday at the Akko local government of Gombe State, some stakeholders urged him to think otherwise.
Those who took turns speaking insisted that the state needed the wealth of Goje’s experience to be applied to state politics.
Speaking during the event, a former Gombe State Deputy Governor, Senator Joshua Lidani, said Senator Goje’s interventions cut across Gombe and the entire Northeast geopolitical zone, and said he played a pivotal role in establishing the Development Commission. Northeast.
Lidani said, “the voice of the people is the voice of God,” therefore Goje should listen to the people.
For his part, Gombe State Akko LGA Chairman Abubakar Barambu said that all the people in the Gombe Central Senate District have rejected Senator Goje’s retirement.
“Our people at the grassroots have given me the mandate to announce their support for Governor Yahaya to continue to steer the affairs of the state.
“They have also asked me to announce their endorsement of Senator Goje to continue representing them in Gombe Central in 2023. If he is tired, we are not tired of his representation.”
“If they refuse to take our calls, we will go to court to force them to contest. We are with you, please attend in 2023 ”, he said.
Also speaking, a member of the House of Representatives, Aishatu Jibril Dukku (APC, Dukku / Nafada), said that Senator Goje has contributed greatly to the development of the state of Gombe, the northeast and the country as a whole.
Dukku, a former Minister of State for Education, urged Goje not to abandon active politics in 2023.
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