A Forum comprising of two representatives of each of the nine gubernatorial aspirants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Gombe APC Gubernatorial Aspirants for Peace and Unity Forum, has lambasted a gubernatorial aspirant under the party, Muhammed Dan Barde, for boycotting the just concluded unity rally across the 11 local government areas of the state.
In a statement signed and issued to newsmen by the group’s secretary Yusuf Musa Danbayo, in Gombe, the forum said the boycott by the aspirant shows high disregard for the memorandum of understanding signed by the aspirants to support whoever emerges as the party flagbearer.
They said even though his action did not affect the success of the rally in anyway, the forum categorically said they will not rally support for him in case he eventually secure the party ticket.
“His act and disposition of deliberately refusing to participate in the unity rally has shown that he is not willing to support others and that he is already reneging from the memorandum of understanding signed by the aspirants to support whoever emerges as the party flagbearer. On this note, we state categorically that if he wins the primaries, we won’t support him, for we won’t give him that which he is not willing to give to others.”
They said his action was also contrary to the position of the party leader in the state, Senator Danjuma Goje, in fostering and promoting unity and understanding among the aspirants.
LEADERSHIP gathered that apart from Dan Barde that stayed away from the rally without any explanation or representation, all the other aspirants attended the rally.
The aspirants are, Sen. Barr. Idris Umar Abdullahi, Hon. Khamis Ahmed Mailantarki, Alh. Farouk Umar Bamusa, Hon. Ibrahim Dasuki Jallo Waziri, Alh. Abubakar Habu Mu’azu, Umar Kwairanga and Aliyu Haidar Abubakar.