An Open Letter To The Executive Governor of Gombe State: Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo By Dangoma, Benjamin
I am constrained to write this letter to you before 29th may when you will hopefully start the second phase of your two terms in office.
I will like to start by congratulating you on a well-deserved victory in the just concluded 2015 elections. It was indeed a great feat.
Sir, what you achieved within the last four years is highly commendable; your economic policies, Education, Transportation, Health, Agriculture etc. No wonder El Rufai in his state governments’ budgets analyses in 2012, referred to Gombe state’s budget as REALISTIC BUDGET Newsdiaryonline http://newsdiaryonline.com/gombes-realistic-budget-by-nasir-ahmad-el-rufai/
I write this letter as your ardent supporter and promoter, and above all a lover of my people (Tangale-Waja). I write to draw your attention and to remind you that ‘there exist a zone called Gombe South which is part of Gombe State and is blessed with human resource beyond measure.
Having said this I will like to succinctly put that Gombe south has not really been carried along since the creation of Gombe State. The key positions in the state had been reserved for only Gombe North and Central. This has been the question I never got an answer for WHY?
Let’s stroll down history lane and have a look the trend, for the records:
- Hon. Dauda Abdulsalam – Central
- Hon. Bala Magaji- North
- Hon. Sule Bage – North
- Alh. Sule Bage – North
- Alh. Sani Jauro
Chiefs Of Staff
- Alh. Bashir Bello Akko – Central
- Alh. Lamido U. Chikaire – Central
- Hon. Ahmed Yayari – Central
Commissioners Of Finance
- Sen. Haruna Garba – North
- Alh. Inuwa Yahaya- North
- Alh. Adamu Damji – Central
- Alh. Haruna Garba – North
- Alh. Ibrahim H. Dankwambo – North
- Alh. Moh’d Seyoji Tukur – Central
- Sen. Bayero Nafada – North
- Late. Sen. Kawu Peto – North
- Hon. Inuwa Garba – Central
On behalf of myself and all the people of Gombe South zone I humbly call on you sir, to remember you have always said your government is built on JUSTICE and EQUITY. But sadly, JUSTICE was never done to Gombe South senetorial district over the years, and going by the principle of ‘distributive justice’ , the system has been unfair to us.
I will conclude by pleading with you sir, to remember the overwhelming support you got from the good people of Gombe State entirely and Gombe South in particular. One good turn deserves another.
Another issue I want to raise is the issue of youth participation in politics, that can be encouraged by appointments. The youths constitute the highest number of the active population in the state, but are usually left out of the affairs of the state. I pray that your next appointments reflect this reality.
‘Our Long Walk to Freedom Has Commenced’
With kind thoughts and respect, I wish you a successful tenure ahead.