Sen. Bayero Nafada, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Gombe state on Thursday lambasted Sen. Danjuma Goje, the Senator representing Gombe central and leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, for constantly accusing the PDP of failure, stressing that the only federal university in Gombe state was built by the last administration and in Kashere Goje’s hometown.
He said he played a key role in ensuring the creation of the university in the state and the choice of the location.
Nafada who disclosed this while on a campaign tour in Kashere, said “I want you to take note of the fact that the only Federal University in Gombe and located here in Kashere was built by the Jonathan administration and i played a major role in bringing this University not only in Gombe but to Kashere”
‘’I remember when I called the then former President Jonathan and booked an appointment with him and we went with the then Gombe State Governor, Sen. Danjuma Goje, Dr Jalo Daudu, late D. Kasim, Amina Muhammed among others to lobby for the allocation of the Federal University in Gombe State and when Goje stood up and present our request, Mr Jonathan outrightly turned it down for some obvious reasons and I had to stand up and begged the President and he didn’t hesitate to tell me that, he approved my request. After that Goje, called me and pleaded that, the varsity should be located in Kashere where I obliged.’’ He explained.
The gubernatorial hopeful then appealed to the People of the district to vote for him and other candidates of the PDP in the February 16 and March 2 elections in other to consolidates on the gains and uncommon stewardship of Governor Dankwambo administration.
‘’I came here not to do any campaign or rally but to greet our traditional leaders and to assess the situation on ground and I have seen the situation and I now know what are your priorities. I assure you, I will make sure Kashere is transform like Zaria and be regarded as the state citadel of knowledge.’’ He said.