Dankwambo’s ad­min­is­tra­tion has failed in Gombe – Goje

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Haruna Gimba Yaya, Gombe

Aleader of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Sen­a­tor Muham­mad Dan­juma Goje, said yes­ter­day that the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Gov­er­nor Ibrahim Has­san Dankwambo, has “failed woe­fully”.

Speak­ing with news­men at his res­i­dence in Gombe, Goje who rep­re­sents Gombe-Cen­tral se­na­to­rial district said the APC is poised to res­cue the state from “the seven years mis­rule of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party-led ad­min­is­tra­tion”.

He ac­cused the PDP led ad­min­is­tra­tion in the state of aban­don­ing most of the in­fras­truc­tural projects he ex­e­cuted when he gov­erned the state be­tween 2003 and 2011.

Goje named the multi-bil­lion naira Dadin-Kowa wa­ter scheme, state spe­cial­ists’ hos­pi­tal, the Gombe In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel and Pan­tami Sta­dium among the projects aban­doned by the Dankwambo ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“Apart from de­cay of in­fra­struc­ture, our hos­pi­tals no longer pro­vide the free an­te­na­tal ser­vices for women and un­der-five chil­dren that we in­tro­duced when we were in of­fice.

“The N8.2 bil­lion we spent on the Gombe re­gional wa­ter scheme to bring wa­ter from Dadin Kowa to Gombe me­trop­o­lis has been aban­doned by Dankwambo, all the struc­tures are there and you need just N250 mil­lion an­nu­ally for main­te­nance but it was not done and peo­ple were made to suf­fer,” Goje said.

How­ever, a chief­tain of the PDP and se­na­to­rial as­pi­rant of Gombe-Cen­tral, Al­haji Lamido Umar Chikaire, de­bunked Goje’s al­le­ga­tions, de­scrib­ing them as mere cam­paign rhetoric to gain votes.

Chikaire, who served as Goje’s chief of staff be­tween 2003 and 2007, said the for­mer gov­er­nor should speak about his eight years stay at the Se­nate in­stead of at­tack­ing Dankwambo’s ad­min­is­tra­tion.

He said the PDP ad­min­is­tra­tion in the state has per­formed cred­i­bly in the area of in­fra­struc­ture through con­struc­tion of roads, schools, mod­ern women and chil­dren hos­pi­tal and es­tab­lish­ment of nu­mer­ous higher in­sti­tu­tions among oth­ers.

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