Gombe Governor Admits Errors, Apologises To Christians Ahead Of Guber Poll

Governor Muhammadu Yahaya of Gomber state has apologised to Christians in the state.

The governor who is seeking a second term in office asked for forgiveness on Saturday during a meeting with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Gombe state chapter, held at the Government House.  

Recall that Yahaya had in 2021 declined to announce Musa Maiyamba, a Christian who is also a graduate of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LSHTM, as the new Mai (king) of the Tangale kingdom, despite being chosen by the kingmakers.

Muhammadu Yahaya

CAN in the state asked for a three-day fast and prayers after suggestions that the governor was trying to impose a Muslim on the kingdom. The body also urged him to respect the people’s wishes.

Yahaya while speaking on Saturday admitted that his administration might have made some errors, although he failed to state what he was apologizing for.  

According to the governor, as a human being who is capable of erring, he thought it wise to apologise and seek a fresh start.

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He promised to improve in his second tenure, adding that the upcoming elections should be devoid of sentiments.

He said, “It should be achievements-based and infrastructural development that has a direct impact to the people as a guiding consideration.

“As in every human endeavour, me and this administration might have committed errors. I request the gathering to forgive and chart a new course for continued development of the state.”

He urged the Christian community to cast their vote for him again for the sustainability of the development of the state.

Also speaking, the north-east CAN chairman, Abare Kalla, lauded the governor for addressing perceived misconceptions and asking for forgiveness for any wrongdoing either by him or his administration.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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