Former Governor of Gombe State and current Senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial zone, Muhammad Danjuma Goje has announced his retirement from elective politics.
He however emphatically stressed that he is not leaving politics entirely but intentionally leaving the elective stage for the younger ones. He said however that “by the grace of God if alive, I will be actively involved in the campaigns in 2023”.
According to him, there are some politicians who feel he has been blocking them from achieving their dream saying, “It is time for me to leave for the younger ones to occupy the stage in elective politics. From now hence, the floor is open for anyone to contest even the Senate seat I am currently occupying in 2023”.
He stated that as a political mentor for many in the state, he will continue to remain supportive of the State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
He also pledged his continued loyalty and support to President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawal and the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
While promising to continue to pursue the entrenchment of good governance at all levels, Senator Goje said his action was not intended to annoy any of his supporters or the people of the state whom he thanked for giving him the opportunity to serve them in different capacities at the local government, state and national levels.
He gave a parting gift of over N19 million to all party executives from the ward level to the State level including hundreds of cars, tricycles and motorcycles.
In his remarks at the occasion, Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, who paid glowing tribute to Senator Goje, vowed to remain loyal and support to all legacies he is leaving behind while serving the nation.