Dankwambo: General Elections Will Be Peaceful In Gombe

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, January 05, (THEWILL) – Despite the fears being expressed about the February general elections, the exercise will be conducted under a peaceful atmosphere in Gombe State.

Giving the assurance in Gombe, the state capital, weekend, was the state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, while speaking after the presentation of his administration's scorecard by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abubakar Sule Bage.

According to the governor, the state government would do everything possible to ensure that the elections are peaceful

“Elections will come and go but people will continue to exist. For violence and insecurity in general, I assure Gombe people that we will do our best to provide adequate security measures that will ensure peaceful elections this year.”

“We will not do anything that will cause disharmony among our people. We have already started sensitising our people to be law abiding during the elections,” the governor stated.

Dankwambo, who advised politicians to be persuasive in their approach to the people and accept the choice of the people, instead of resorting to violence, promised that if re-elected for a second term, he would move the state forward, saying he plans to consolidate on the successes of his current tenure.

“We have already outlined what we are going to do but the area of focus is the continuous development of what we have already started in the first term but focusing more on education and infrastructure as well as ensuring that Gombe becomes a home to all.”

“Collectively, everybody has a role to play we must work together in order to move Gombe forward in the next four years if re-elected,” the governor said.

He expressed gratitude to the people of the state as well as security agencies for their support, calling on them to cooperate with him in moving the state forward.