From Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe
The gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Gombe State, Khamisu Ahmed Mailantarki, has again urged youths and residents in the state to remain calm and be peaceful during the forthcoming general elections.
Mailantarki stated this while speaking at the NNPP campaign rally in Kumo, the headquarters of Akko Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. He equally called on the youths to reject politicians and parties sponsoring thuggery in the state.
According to him, Gombe state is already going through a lot and the situation demands everyone especially the youths to rethink and focuses on what needs to be done for a better Gombe. He said, “We must reject them and give them back their weapons and ask them to take the weapons to their children to come out and fight for them. We already have our weapons which are our thumbs and Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) which we will be using to bring them down”.
“We have to focus on providing job opportunities for our youths, work on the agricultural sector, our education, health, and others which I am here for. The provision of fertilizer and every other good thing are now histories in Gombe, almost all the developments that we have in Gombe are all from the previous governments and nothing to show from this current administration, therefore, we all have to come together and wrestle for our state,” he said.
MailantarkI who had been appealing for calm and peaceful conduct before, during, and after the 2013 general elections, also called on residents in the state to look beyond party and vote for credible candidates with the capacity to change the look of things in the state.
“We cannot continue to look at our parents and children going through a lot to sponsor our youths and children to school due to the lack of scholarships, I assure you that we are committed to addressing this and other challenges bedeviling our state,” Mailantarki who had promised to pay for external examinations include the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Examination Council (NECO) for students in the Gombe stated.
He equally called on registered voters in the state to go and collect their PVCs, shun aparty on election day, and come out en-masse and vote for NNPP at all levels.