…Laments Youths Restiveness; Vows To Deploy Operation Hattara To Tackle Kalare Activities
In continuation of his state-wide tour to various local government areas of Gombe State in appreciation of the enormous support accorded him and other APC candidates in the just concluded elections, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has visited the two LGAs of Gombe Central Senatorial District as well as Balanga amidst rousing welcome.
The governor first visited Kumo, the headquarters of Akko Local Government to thank the people of the LGA for the confidence they reposed in his government and the support they accorded him and his party during elections which led to the landslide victory of the APC at all levels.
The Governor was received by notable indigenes of Akko LGA as well as jubilant supporters. His motorcade also made a stopover at the newly built ultramodern 200-bed Capacity Kumo General Hospital for a brief inspection after which it proceeded to Akko Local Government Secretariat where the governor addressed hundreds of supporters and admirers.
Addressing the crowd, Governor Inuwa Yahaya said he was at Kumo, the headquarters of Akko LGA to express gratitude to the people of the area for electing APC candidates at all levels.
“People of Akko have uniformly elected APC candidates from top to bottom. This is indeed remarkable and we are very grateful. This is also a testimony of the faith you have in us and our great party, the APC. We will, insha Allah continue to cherish and uphold this confidence with utmost trust by ensuring that we consolidate on the achievements we recorded in our first tenure”, he said.
He observed that in the past, the tradition was for people to be trooping to the Government House to congratulate a governor for winning elections. But for him it is the other way round, hence a leader is always a servant of his people.
The governor lamented the increasing rate of incidences relating to youth restiveness in the LGA which poses threat to the security and social well-being of the generality of the people, promising to deploy all necessary security apparatus to tackle the menace ruthlessly.
At Deba, while addressing the jubilant crowd of youths, women, and other support groups who converged at the venue to celebrate his victory at the polls, Governor Inuwa commended the people of Yamaltu/Deba for their foresight in giving their mandate to him and the APC.
He observed that despite some setbacks experienced during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the LGA, APC in the state was able to retrace its steps and forge a common front which led to the overwhelming victory of the party in the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
He assured the people of Yamaltu/Deba that his administration will remain resolute towards consolidating on breakthroughs so far achieved by his government in the first tenure which is notably visible in all nooks and crannies of the LGA and the state entirely.
While enjoining the people to continue supporting his policies and programmes towards ensuring that he delivers on all the promises he made and lots more, Governor Inuwa dedicated his victory at the polls to the people saying, “our victory in the elections is not for us alone it is a victory for democracy against autocracy and indeed a victory for the entire people of Gombe State”.
The governor equally restated his determination to end youth restiveness in Yamaltu/Deba LGA and the entire state, promising to take stern measures toward ending the menace of ‘Kalare’ and its sponsors.
In his address in Talasse of Balanga LGA, Governor Inuwa told the overjoyed crowd that he and the APC are grateful for their outstanding support and contributions which took the party to victory in the LGA in the just concluded elections.
“People of Balanga have supported us and I assure you that we will repay good with good”, he assured.
He called for unity and understanding among the diverse communities of Balanga and appealed to them to intensify support and prayers for the success of the APC administration at both national and state levels.
Earlier in their separate welcome addresses at their respective LGAs, the Caretaker Chairmen of Akko, Yamaltu/Deba, and Balanga; Hon. Abubakar Barambu, Hon. Garba Usman, and Alh. Garba Garus thanked Governor Inuwa for changing the status quo by taking power back to the people at the grassroots.
They said considering the enormous progress and development brought to their respective LGAs, their people will forever remain grateful to the governor for the legacy projects, policies, and programmes he implemented which have impacted positively on the life of the common man.
Also in their separate remarks, the Emirs of Akko, Umar Muhammad Atiku; Yamaltu, Ahmed Usman, and Bala Waja, Alh. Muhammad Danjuma Muhammad who spoke on behalf of all other emirs and traditional rulers, thanked the governor for the visit, describing it as an honor to the people and a testimony of the governor’s good character and sound personality.
They congratulated the governor and all other candidates who emerged victorious in the just concluded elections tasking them to vigorously pursue the development of their people and that of Gombe State.
The traditional rulers pledged their unalloyed support and cooperation to complement government efforts in promoting peace, harmony, and understanding among different ethnic groups, communities, and social organisations.
In all the local government areas visited, the governor used the occasion to renew the call on all Muslims to use the sacred month of Ramadan to pray for the peace, growth, and development of Gombe State and Nigeria at large.
The governor was accompanied on the visit by the State Deputy Governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau, the Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, the Chief of Staff Government House, Abubakar Inuwa Kari, the DG campaign, Barr. Zubair Muhammad Umar, party chieftain, Dr Jamilu Ishiyaku Gwamna, and other top Government functionaries and APC stalwarts.