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PDP may sanction Goje for alleged political campaign

Former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje

Former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje, may face the disciplinary committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for driving into Gombe metropolis in a manner that suggested political campaign on Monday.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abdullahi Jalo, disclosed this at a press briefing in Gombe on Friday.

Senator Goje, who had a case to answer at the Federal High Court, Gombe on Tuesday and Wednesday, drove into Gombe in a long motorcade followed by a mammoth crowd of supporters.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary said the former governor’s action iwa against the constitution of the party, especially as the ban on political campaigns had not been lifted.

“In fact he should have been arrested right there by the police, because it is not yet time for political campaign and his actions constituted nuisance to the public,” he said

The PDP chieftain also accused Senator Goje of using thugs to disrupt the peace of the state as youths, according to him, were seen brandishing cutlasses and dangerous weapons during the said rally.

He said: “It is unconstitutional for a legislator, a member of the Senate, the highest lawmaking body in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to engage in such act.

“Imagine him using rented crowd to cause disturbance in town when he should be sober over the case of fraud hanging over him. Where was the rented crowd when the people of Gombe carried placards demanding that he should return their money that he stole?

“He said his representation in the Senate is to ensure good governance and that the people of the state benefitted the dividends of democracy and not to destabilise the peace that the citizens of the state are enjoying.”

He urged the citizens of Gombe state not allow any individual or group of persons to mislead them, saying Gombe is a PDP state under the leadership of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

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