The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State Tuesday came down hard on the State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo for using the State’s resource in sponsoring the anti-Buhari protest in Abuja.
According to the Interim State Secretary of the Party, Kassim Bello Maigari, in an interview with Journalists, Governor Dankwambo showed his desperation and overzealousness for the Presidency when he along with former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko sponsored a protest in Abuja against ailing President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his words, “I will not call it allegation because the protesters have confirmed that they were being paid to do the protest against President Buhari even with the fact that the President has not breached the Nigerian Constitution. This clearly shows that their mumu don start”.
It was recently alleged that Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State who has his eyes on the Presidency and former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko paid protesters N300 million to ask President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if his ailing health cannot allow him preside over the affairs of the country.
But the Gombe APC, reacting to their Governor’s action, described it as unpatriotic and lacking focus. Kassim Bello said Governor Dankwambo should rather focus on developing Gombe State which has been a headache for him since assuming office over six years ago rather than aiming at a higher position when he couldn’t do much with a lower position.
He said it was unfortunate that rather than using the Paris Club refunds recently released to the State Governors to complete many uncompleted projects in the State, pay pensioners and provide water for Gombe people which his administration has returned the state to the past with scarcity of water among many challenges begging to be attended to, he resorted to chasing shadows.
“Governor Dankwambo has forgotten that health and wellness belong to God. Many healthy persons have passed on since President Buhari was bedridden. We have now seen that he is among those that wish Buhari dead and that is why he has never mobilized prayers in the State for President Buhari’s recovery”, the interim Secretary alleged.