As campaigns for Nigeria’s 9th Senate leadership gathers momentum, the Gombe State All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Secretary, Na’omi Joel Awak, has lent her voice to the call on the elected Senators to back Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje for the position of the Senate President.
9th Senate: Danjuma Goje better than Lawan, Ndume – Gombe APC Publicity Scribe
She said in an interview that Senators Ali Ndume of Borno State and Ahmed Lawan of Yobe State cannot match the former Gombe State Governor in terms of political qualifications for the plum Senate seat.
According to her, Senator Danjuma Goje is not only a powerful figure in Gombe politics but a political force to be reckoned with in the power equation of the North East geo-political zone.
She said Danjuma Goje is a grassroots politician having won elections for State Assembly in the former Bauchi state and risen to the position of a State Governor for eight uninterrupted years adding that, he was also a former Minister and currently going for his third term in the Senate.
The APC Publicity Secretary said one of the greatest leadership qualities of Goje is his political patriotism towards the APC and his ability to keep the APC intact in Gombe State despite the party’s daunting challenges in other States. She said these are qualities that surpass those of Senators Lawan and Ndume put together.
She said, Goje is capable of leading the Senate because he was able to lead the party in Gombe state to capture power convincingly from the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections.
Speaking on the party’s position at the national level to support Ahmed Lawan, Mrs Na’omi said, as a party loyalist and obedient daughter, she is only appealing that the party and the elected Senators look the way of Senator Goje as she is convinced that he is the man capable of doing the job well and who will protect the integrity of the party, the country and the President of the country.
In her words, “I know the Senators, especially those returning, know him better and I’m sure if given the opportunity, they will all rally support for Goje because we are aware of the goodwill and reputation he has with his colleagues. We are talking of a great Senate that will also be taking Nigeria to the next level in terms of good legislation”.