High Hope As Yahaya Takes Over In Gombe


In Gombe State, there is high expectation of performance from the incoming governor of the state, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, writes MUYIWA OYINLOLA

The journey of Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya to Gombe State Government House started like an impossible mission. One major hurdle on his path prior to the March 9 Governorship election was the fact that he is a member of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). In a country where power of incumbency is a force to reckon with, it was almost unthinkable that he would be able to send the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) packing from Government House.

Going by the way governors behave, especially if the party differs, he did not enjoy freedom to campaign or of movement. That, to an extent stretched him in his bid to reach the electorate across the length and breadth of the state. But against all odds, he won the election, polling 364,179 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Usman Nafada, who polled 222,868…

Source: Leadership Newspaper