By Ahmed Abubakar
Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo has asked security operatives to immediately arrest former governor, Danjuma Goje.
Dankwambo who made the plea yesterday at a joint press conference with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh accused the former governor of allegedly unleashing mayhem on the sitting governor and the citizenry.
The governor who was represented by the chief of Staff, Alhaji Ahmed Yayari Ahmed alleged that the day the state governor was attacked when he visited Kasheri town by ‘Yan Kallare’ members were adjudged to be sponsored by Senator Danjuma Goje.
He said the conference was aimed at telling the world the atrocities being perpetuated by the senator through his sponsored ‘Kallare’ group.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) raised a false alarm on violence against the PDP state government in Gombe led by Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.
The chief of staff said the conference was necessary as a result of APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who in a statement on Saturday, December 20, 2014 accused Governor Dankwambo of working hard to obliterate the APC presence and also victimize the party’s members in the state.
According to him, “This allegation is completely baseless and clear fabrication by the APC in an attempt to discredit and distract the hard working and humble Governor Dankwambo, overheat the polity and stall the wheel of progress in the state.
Since he left the PDP, the APC leader in the state and former Gombe state governor, Senator Danjuma Goje has been orchestrating violence and causing confusion, all in an attempt to undermine and dislodge the PDP-led administration in the state.
On Thursday, December 18th 2014, Senator Goje mobilized a team of political thugs who ambushed and attacked the convoy of Governor Dankwambo with dangerous weapons while the governor was on his way from a federal university located at Kashere where he had gone for a visit on the invitation of the Vice Chancellor.
The thugs under the directives of Senator Goje unleashed terror on the governor’s entourage, injuring some persons and destroying some vehicles in the convoy.
Earlier, at the Kashere University, Senator Goje had also instigated some hoodlums under his payroll to protest against the governor and disrupt the visit.
It would be recalled that the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed at weekend accused the PDP of being irresponsible.
The APC had reportedly accused Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo of ordering the police and the army to break into Senator Goje’s family house, tear-gassing, arresting his relations and ordering the removal of all APC billboards and posters in Kashere town