Why they are against Dankwambo
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The Voice of America (VOA) Hausa Service programme ‘Tsaka Mai Wuya’ on Gombe State, which run for about four weeks, made an interesting listening. The series, which ended on March 11, featured Barrister Mohammed Magaji Doho defending former Governor Mohammed Danjuma Goje, while Barrister Achana Gayus spoke for Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo.
The programme created some misconceptions that should be corrected. First, Doho insinuated that Governor Dankwambo was behind the EFCC arraigning Goje at the Federal High Court in Gombe on charges of fraud. This is not true. But since Doho believes that Goje made a wrong judgement in picking Dankwambo as his successor, and since he claimed it was a single-handed decision, he should have gone ahead to acknowledge that it was Allah’s divine intervention to save Gombe and its people from the unacceptable dynasty that they so desperately wanted to create.
The truth, which Doho should have been courageous enough to tell, is that then-Governor Goje actually preferred to install his son in-law as governor. When this was resisted by party leaders, he switched his support to a former commissioner who was also rejected by the good people of Gombe State. That in-law could not even win the House of Representatives election in the end.
It was the rejection of both preferred candidates that forced Goje to look for an alternative, and he had no other choice but to join the candidate chosen by the entire people of Gombe State whose humble background and antecedents made him the person to beat politically.
Doho said on the radio programme that their opposition against Dankwambo is because he failed their expectations. But the truth is that those expectations are basically self-serving and not for the benefit and wellbeing of the people of Gombe.
On assumption of office, Dankwambo inherited intense political and economic crisis, deliberately and systematically created for his failure from the get-go. It is a common knowledge to the people of Gombe that the former governor left behind a financially and socially crippled state, heavily indebted to civil servants and banks.
But with rare courage, Dankwambo worked assiduously to restore the lost glory of the people and the state. Doho and other Goje sympathisers, having realised that this administration is not the business-asusual type, came out with the mischievous plan to sow seed of discord between the peace-loving incumbent governor and his predecessor. The purpose of this is obviously to divert the attention of the people from the misdeeds of the past.
Having observed the tremendous success story recorded by Tolba’s administration in all aspects of human endeavor within a shortest possible time of its existence, Goje and his co-travellers could not believe or bear it any longer and therefore decided to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It is funny and indeed laughable that they accused Tolba’s government of moving too slow. We don’t know the parameter they used in arriving at this dubious conclusion, given the successes recorded in just three years of the administration.
The main problem that opponents have is that for the first time, Dankwambo has introduced a style of governance which ensures that the era of sharing people funds like you share kola nut with friends and relations has gone forever in Gombe State. He will not waver in this, because his covenant is with the people of Gombe State, and not with a select, over-pampered few who had been feeding fat on state resources to the detriment of the masses.
Alhaji Gimba Marafa is former Commissioner for Agriculture & Cooperatives, Gombe State.