A new entrant into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also a Governorship aspirant of the party in Gombe State, Senator Usman Bayero Nafada, has explained why he kept sealed lips while in the opposition All Progressives Party (APC) in the affairs of the State.
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Speaking during an interview with Journalists in his house, Usman Bayero, who represents Gombe North in the Senate under the APC and recently defected to the PDP, said he has more political experience than the other contestants.
He said, as an opposition then in the State, he had to keep away from criticizing the State Government under Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo as the normal custom with opposition because he never wanted to lie.
According to him, the Government was performing very well, so, rather than say lies that he is under performing, it was better for him to keep quiet and allow him to keep working.
In his words, “fact is fact, and it has no other name, it is a statement of fact whether I am in APC or PDP or wherever, I may have decided to keep quiet but I know the development is there. So, I may keep quiet if I am not with him politically but I know it is there, and it is the truth and you cannot change it. The only option you have is to keep quiet”.
He praised the efforts of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo in uplifting the State especially in the areas of education, workers welfare and security where he stressed that despite the insurgency in the North-East which Gombe is at the centre, the Governor has kept the State in a relatively peaceful situation.
He assured that he will continue to improve from where the Governor stopped if given the mandate and called for the support of the people of the State to move the State forward.
He said he is more qualified than any other candidate following his track record of achievements and what he was able to bring for the development of Gombe State citing many projects he pursued since his days as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and now as a Senator.