*urges party members to forge united front ahead 2023
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has received the report of the 21-man Reconciliation Committee constituted to resolve all grievances that arose from the congresses and primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the State.
A statement signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Government House Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, dated Wednesday September 7, said, speaking during the ceremony, Governor Inuwa Yahaya observed that no political system is immune from bickering that often arises at the point of power struggle.
The governor noted that the submission of the report could not have come at a time when political parties in the country are gearing up for the campaign season.
He said inspite of the seeming delay in the submission of the committee’s report, the party in the state was able to reimburse State Assembly aspirants across the State and his administration has granted appointment to some of them who lost out at the primaries.
The Governor said he is happy that no aggrieved member of the APC in the State has ditched the party, describing the maturity so far displayed as an internalization of the spirit of sportsmanship for the greater good of the party, the state and democracy.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya who regretted the trajectory of politics in Nigeria, explained that some politicians ventured into the game without a clearly defined ideology to ferry them into the leadership recruitment process.
“I can say for certain that many Nigerians go into politics not based on political ideology or love for country but for personal interest. This is an apparent dislocation to the system and if we must advance the course of our people then we must turn a new leaf”.
He appealed to leaders at all levels to view leadership from the prism of trust, accountability, integrity and patriotism, explaining that their actions can make or mar the development of the society.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya noted that in the last three and half years, his administration was able to initiate and implement reformatory policies and executed projects never seen in the history of the State.
Earlier speaking, the Chairman of the Committee and Deputy Governor of the State Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau explained that the committee met and interacted with all the aspirants who contested at both the State and National Assemblies Primary Elections.
Represented by Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo Waziri, the Chairman of the committee expressed satisfaction with the responses of the aspirants which indicated loyalty, solidarity and unshakable resolve to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections.
The chairman of the committee also remarked that aspirants who participated in the State House of Assembly Primary election were full of gratitude to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for granting them appointment as Special Assistants in addition to their reimbursement.
Recalled that Governor Inuwa Yahaya had inaugurated the committee under the Chairmanship of the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau to harmonise and unite the aggrieved members of the APC in the State ahead of 2023 general election.