December 7, 2023

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Gombe Governor Receives Lawmaker, Asma’u Iganus, Thousands of PDP Supporters Who Defect To APC

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Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has led other chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, to receive Hon. Asma’u M. Iganus, Member representing Shongom Constituency in the State House of Assembly with her mammoth supporters who defected from the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP to the rulling APC.Speaking during the formal reception of the lawmaker at Lapan, Shongom LGA, the Governor expressed delight to receive her and her teeming supporters, assuring that he is ready to work with her to ensure success of the APC in 2023 and beyond.”Even before she made her decision to join the APC, she once came to me and presented a complaint about the need to reconstruct a bridge in her constituency and I granted her wish and did the work without any hesitation”.Governor Inuwa Yahaya said the APC-led administration in Gombe State is committed towards executing policies and programmes that have direct bearing on the lives of the people across the State.The Governor praised the forsight and political sagacity of Hon. Asma’u Iganus saying her cross over to APC is not by accident but choice predicated on the superlative performance of the governing party in the State.He said the coming in of Asma’u and over 2000 of her supporters could not have come at a better time than now when the APC-led government in the State is creating an atmosphere of sustainable socio-economic and infrastructural development that will at the long run create jobs for the teeming youths of the State.Governor Inuwa Yahaya explained that the implementation of the ‘network 11-100’ road construction initiative is moving on as enunciated in his administration’s policy document and there assured the people of Shongom Local Government Area the roads linking Filiya to Gundali and Lapan to Burak will soon start.The Governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to fulfill all promises made to the people of the State during the electioneering campaigns.The Gombe State APC Chairman, Mr. Nitte Amangal said the defection of Hon. Asma’u Iganus was based on her personal conviction and faith in the administration of Governor Inuwa Yahaya whose stock in trade is the good and welfare of the people. He assured that Asma’u and all other new entrants will enjoy all rights and privileges of members.The Speaker, Gombe State House of Assembly Abubakar, Hon. Abubakar
Mohammed Luggerewo remarked that as the only female lawmaker in the House, her decamping is one that must be applauded by all men and women of goodwill.Speaking during the event, Hon. Asma’u Iganus said that she was inspired by the giant strides of Governor Inuwa Yahaya and his leadership style. She assured to deliver her constituency to the Governor and the APC come 2023.”We are with you and we are happy to identify with your administration because of the developmental projects you brought to Shongom LGA and to Gombe State entirely”.In a goodwill message, Senator Joshua Lidani noted that Hon. Asma’u Iganus is a strong and quintessential politician whose understanding of political discourse and engagements is pragmatic and beneficial.Others who spoke in the same line of thought include the member representing Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency, Hon. Simon Elisha Karu, the chairman Shongom Local Government Yohanna Nahari, Commissioners of Higher Education and Women Affairs, Hon Meshack Audu Lauco and Mrs Na’omi JJ Awak respectively as well as the Director-General, Federal Government Bureau, Mr Nuhu Sada Laumara among others.

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