By Our Correspondent
Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, the Sardaunan Gombe and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe Satate, has donated a Marcopolos bus for the campaigns of President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, the APC candidate in the state, ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
While fielding questions from newsmen in Gombe on Sunday, Gwamna said the donation of the bus was triggered by his desire to ensure that President Buhari and Inuwa win the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and Gombe State.
Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna had in Oct. 2, 2018 pledged his support for the re-election of President Buhari and victory for Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya in Gombe State.
According to him, the fight against corruption, prudent management of the resources of Nigeria and the repositioning of Nigeria on the diplomatic map in good light are what endear the APC presidential candidate to anyone that loves Nigeria.
“I am donating this bus not because I want anything back but because I have a special interest in the wellbeing of Nigerians and to also show to the world that I am a man of my word. I promised to work for the President Buhari and Alhaji Inuwa; this is the fulfilment of that promise and there is no going back.
“APC is our party and victory must be collectively sought. I am only contributing my quota for a cause I strongly believe is for the interest of Nigerians especially in Gombe State.
“The present APC administration has taken the fight against corruption to the looters, saved over $43 billion as foreign reserve and that is being projected to hit $60 billion in 2019 because the President is honest. In the face of election one would have expected the reserve to drop as usual but there is a change in that regard.
“Today our rating at the international level in terms of diplomatic relationship has tremendously improved because of the transparency of the president and the APC led-administration. This is why I am supporting the President and there is no going back,’’ he said.
Responding to the question on ministerial appointment from President Buhari after election, the chieftain said: “ Timing is key in politics and the time at hand is to work for the President Buhari and Inuwa’s victory. I am very much focused on that for now.
“Like we do say in politics, when the time comes for that, we will cross the bridge but for now campaign for APC at all levels is my agenda.
Gwamna added that he was not only donating the bus but he had also donated his teeming supporters to the APC, noting that PDP’s defeat would be announced after Feb. 16 and March 2 respectively.
He charged electorate in Gombe State to vote out the PDP while re-electing Buhari at the forthcoming elections.