Former governor of Gombe State and Senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Dr. Danjuma Goje has stated that a bad government of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is better than a bad government of the opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Goje, who stated this at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja during the inauguration of the Gombe State APC Caretaker Committee, hinged his argument on the fact that an APC member can be given appointment by a bad APC government and cannot be appointed by a bad PDP government.
He buttressed this by saying that no APC member in Gombe State has been appointed into government because the state is being governed by PDP.
Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo is the only North East State governor of the PDP.
Goje, a two term governor on the platform of PDP, in his remarks during the inauguration said: “Today is a special day for the APC in Gombe State in particular and APC in Nigeria. We members of the APC in Gombe State are very grateful and loyal to the National leadership of our party here in Abuja. We want to thank you very much for your intervention. Your intervention to save the party and make it relevant in Gombe State and Nigeria.
I want on behalf of all of us in APC in Gombe State regardless of the previous past event to assure you that we will give maximum support and loyalty to the newly inaugurated leadership in the state.
“I want to use this medium to call on all other members of the APC in Gombe State, whether they are here or they are not here to come and join us to make APC strong in Gombe State.
“The important thing is that the leadership of the party in Nigeria have decided to do a good job by bringing people from our neighbouring states and I want to ask the leadership in your presence, who are to coming to Gombe to be neutral, to be objective, to be committed in trying to unite this party, because I am sure whether you belong to any other group or not it is better that you have a bad APC Governor than not to have a governor at all. If it is APC it is better because if it is PDP it is bad because none of our members have been given appointment even as a counsellor.”