Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State has stated that the dragging Court case now at the Supreme Court over his victory during last year’s polls was a normal democratic process.
According to the Governor, the Court case should not be misconstrued as offensive action or a deliberate act that can frustrate policies and programmes of the Government.
Speaking through his Deputy, Honourable Charles Iliya when members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) paid the Governor Christmas and New Year homage at the Government House, he expressed appreciation to them for the support accorded him in 2015 which prompted his re-election for a second term.
Governor Dankwambo who attributed the prevailing peace and unity in the State and success of his Government to the fervent prayers being offered by religious bodies, called for calm and more prayers for the success of his administration.
Responding to some demands of the Christian body, Honourable Iliya assured CAN that he would personally approach the State Governor over the need to employ more CRK teachers in secondary schools. According to him, the teaching of religious morals in schools was attached to bringing up children with the fear of God.
He also assured that he would pass the body’s request for the completion of the CAN Centre in Gombe stressing also that employment into the State Civil Service was a normal and non discriminatory process and appealed that no one or body should exercise fear over the exercise. “There wont be any discrimination as far as Government was concerned”, he emphasized.
The Governor charged Christians to continue to co-exist peacefully with members of other religious bodies as peace is the yardstick that could ensure development of the State.
Speaking earlier, Reverend Isa Uba, Chairman of CAN in Gombe State told the Governor that it was a period by which Christians express their love and reverence for Jesus Christ all over the world because Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Him.
The CAN Chairman appealed to the Governor for appointment of its qualified Christian sons and daughters into the State Civil Service as well as employ CRK teachers to imbibe morals to their children. The body also sought for the completion of the CAN Centre, Gombe and applauded the Christmas decoration which adorn the State capital in the 2015 Christmas period.
The CAN chairman expressed joy and happiness over the Governor’s victory at the election tribunal and Court of Appeal and said the victory is accentuated by his style of leadership which has brought joy and satisfaction to the people of the State.
The event was rounded up by Special prayer session which was conducted by Reverend Abare Kalla, Chairman of CAN in the North-East. He prayed for the Gombe leadership, peace for Nigeria and the victory for the country in all its pursuits and programmes.