Gombe Governor, Yahaya, has Expressed Regret to the Christian Community

Gombe Governor, Yahaya has tendered apologies to the Christian community.

Yahaya, who is running for re-election, offered the apology during a Saturday meeting at Government House with representatives of the Gombe state branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

TheCable reported in 2021 that Yahaya, despite Musa Maiyamba being chosen by the kingmakers as the new Mai (king) of the Tangale kingdom and being a Christian and a graduate of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), declined to make the announcement.

CAN in the state demanded a three-day fast and prayers in response to the governor’s alleged attempts to enforce Islam on the kingdom. It also urged him to heed popular sentiment.

Gombe Governor, Yahaya said in a statement on Saturday that his government may have made some mistakes, but he did not specify what he was apologizing for.

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As a fallible person, the governor claimed, he thought it best to apologize and look for a new beginning.

He declared that his second term would be superior and that there should be no politics in the upcoming elections.

In his own words, he said “It should be achievements-based and infrastructural development that has a direct impact to the people as a guiding consideration,”

“It should be achievements-based and infrastructural development that has a direct impact to the people as a guiding consideration,” he said.

“As in every human endeavour, me and this administration might have committed errors. I request the gathering to forgive and chart a new course for continued development of the state.”

In addition to thanking the populace for offering him their support in 2019, he listed some of his administration’s accomplishments, such as the provision of high-quality healthcare facilities, educational advancement, improved road infrastructure, and the state’s general peace and security.

He urged the Christian community to support him once more in the election so that the state’s growth could continue.

The chairman of the north-east CAN, Abare Kalla, praised the governor for calling the gathering, clearing up any misperceptions, and apologizing for any wrongdoing on his or his administration’s part.

At the conclusion of the gathering, the Christian community resolutely decided to pardon the Gombe governor and vowed to support his campaign for reelection.

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