Ahead of the December 19 Local Government Council Election in Gombe State, the All Progressives Congress, APC has flagged-off campaign and presented flags to its eleven candidates in the forthcoming election.
Speaking at a ceremony which attracted thousands of party faithful at the Pantami township stadium, Governor, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya enjoined supporters of the APC in the State to come out enmasse and vote for the party to guarantee sustainable growth and development at the grassroots.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya, represented by the Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi said since coming into office in 2019, his administration has achieved tremendously in various sectors of human endeavours.
The Governor, who use the occasion to reel out some of the achievements recorded by his administration so far, said his government had ensured timely procurement and distribution of fertiliser to farmers in the State which has invariably improved crop yield leading to bumper harvest across the State.
He said in keeping to his campaign promises, his administration has made remarkable progress in the provision of portable drinking water to Gombe metropolis and environs, saying the expansion of the supply of water will continue until a substantial part of the State is free from its scarcity.
In the health sector, the Governor was pleased to inform the mammoth crowd that his administration has substantially revitalised the primary health care centres across the one hundred and fourteen wards of the State, this, the Governor explained, is in addition to the remodeling of the State Specialist hospital and overhaul of some general hospitals in the State.
The Governor equally reminded the crowd of party faithful that the declaration of the State of Emergency by his administration in the education sector has brought about tremendous improvement in Infrastructural development, school enrolment through the BESDA programme and teachers motivation which were hitherto in unacceptable conditions.
He said his flagship project of network eleven hundred which seeks to build at least one hundred kilometres of roads in each of the 11 Local Government Areas of the State is well on course and will be delivered before the expiration of his first tenure.
On security, the Governor said his administration, through the support of security agencies and the citizens has been able to stem the tides of crimes and criminality so that the people of the State can go to bed with their two eyes closed.
He also highlighted on other sectors that witnessed transformation, including environment, trade and investment as well as partnership drive to improve human capital development in the state.
Governor Yahaya charged candidates for the forthcoming Local Government in the state to embark on issue-based campaigns and engage all stakeholders across the strata of their respective Local Government areas.
The chairman campaign/ Election planning committee for the December 19 Local Government election, Alhaji Abubakar Mu’azu ( Yariman Kashere) said the party is well prepared for a sweeping and resounding victory.
He called on political parties participating in the Local Government Elections not to do anything that will jeopardize the process but to play by the rules of the game which ultimately must produce winners and loosers.
Gombe State Caretaker chairman of the APC , Mr. Nitte Amangal expressed optimism that APC will emerge victorious in the forthcoming elction.
“Giving the performance of the people’s Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, the preparations by our campaign Committee as well as the solidarity and support we enjoy across the board so far, I have no doubt that we are going to win this election 100%”.
Other party stalwarts who delivered goodwill messages at the event included Senator Joshua Lidani, Hon. Abubakar Ahmed Yunusa, member representing Yalmatu Deba Federal Constituency who spoke on behalf of members of the National Assembly from Gombe state and Dr. Bala Bello Tinka.