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- JACOB KUBEKA
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Like a hurricane, the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has swept through Gombe State, effectively dislodging the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur-led faction of the PDP as the party of choice in the state.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of the nPDP, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, this was amply demonstrated yesterday, Monday, November 4, 2013, when Gombe people came out in their thousands, conveyed by over 600 vehicles, and assembled at the Gombe Airport to welcome the New PDP Leader in the state, Senator Danjuma Goje, the immediate past Governor of Gombe, who is visiting the state after a very long time. Â
Senator Goje, a staunch member of the New PDP, is fondly remembered for his revolutionary regime which yielded remarkable feats in the areas of road construction, health, education, rural development and provision of potable water, which made him the toast of the masses of Gombe State.Â
Already, panic has set in, in Tukurâ€™s faction of the PDP, which recently engineered the arrest of the populist Barrister Mohammed Magaji Doho, a former Commissioner of Water Resources during the administration of Senator Mohammed Goje and presently the State Chairman of New PDP, along with 68 of our members. This persecution notwithstanding, the masses of Gombe have chosen to pitch their tent with the ever-growing New PDP family.
New PDP, which is currently the beautiful bride of Nigerian politics, presently boasts Seven Governors, with five more about to join the group. The party also parades a large number of lawmakers both at the National Assembly and at the state level.