Gov. Inuwa's Campaign Train Hits Balanga LGA, APC receives Thousands of Decampees


Gov. Inuwa's Campaign Train Hits Balanga LGA, APC receives Thousands of Decampees

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has kicked off his re-election campaign tour in Balanga Local Government Area.  

The rally started with Balanga North,  where the campaign train hit 5 wards in the area. 

The first port of call was the palace of Bala Waja at Talasse, Alhaji  Muhammad Danjuma Muhammad, where he reiterated  his strong commitment to continue bringing development to Balanga LGA and Gombe State entirely.

The governor who holds the traditional title of Jarman Waja, said Balanga is a strong hold of the APC and that he is confident the people would not let the party down.

He recounted that Balanga LGA has benefitted immensely from the Network 1100 Project of his administration where several roads were constructed including the important 21 kilometer road linking Balanga North and South worth more than 8 billion Naira.

"When we came here in 2019, we made promises, but today, we can beat our chest that most of these promises are successfully delivered." he remarked.

He said his government is pursuing projects that will ensure proper exploitation of potentials of Balanga Dam for agricultural and economic development of the people of the area and Gombe State in general, maintaining that his administration will continue to focus on policies and programmes that will provide employment and overall economic prosperity of Gombe people.

"It is against this backdrop that we are establishing Industrial Park in Dadin Kowa which will employ thousands of youths in Gombe State.

"In just few years, our government has  recorded numerous achievements that could not be attained the previous administrations. We are proud of what we did and I am sure people are satisfied with the achievements; I am also confident that APC will have a landslide victory in the forthcoming general elections", he added.

The Governor called on people to obtain their PVCs and make sure that they come out enmasse on election day and elect APC candidates at all levels to enable the party continue with the good works initiated by his administration.

In his remarks, His Royal Highness, Bala Waja Alh. Danjuma Muhammad described the visit of the campaign team as "home-coming", appreciating the decision to select Balanga LGA as the first stopover of the campaign train as an honor to the people of the chiefdom.

The Royal father described Governor Inuwa as a leader par excellence, assuring him of people's readiness to give him every needed support for the progress of Balanga Chiefdom and Gombe State in General.

Bala Waja specifically commended Governor Inuwa's reverence to traditional institutions, citing the the governor's approval of salary upgrade for district heads as a sign of honor to the institutions and the traditional rulers.

"Balanga is the second LGA with the highest number of teachers in the recent teachers recruitment exercise undertaken by Inuwa-led administration.

"We also appreciate you for appointing notable sons and daughters of this chiefdom at strategic positions in you government", the Royal father said.

He assured that, the people of Balanga are ready to reciprocate the gesture of the governor by voting him again in forthcoming 2023 elections.

"It is a promise between us and we will fullfil our own part of promises by supporting your candidature", he affirmed.

Earlier in his address, The Director General of the APC Campaign in Gombe State, Barrister Zubair Muhammad Umar called on people of Balanga to choose wisely in the 2023 general elections, by voting for APC candidates at all levels.

He charged the district and village heads to mobilize their subjects on the development projects executed by the Inuwa Yahaya led APC administration.

"We did not ask you to campaign for us, it's not your duty, but tell your subjects the truth about our development projects and let them decide.

"We present you credible candidates who are morally sound; ready to sacrifice for their people; And we assure you that you will never regret voting them", he added.

In his address, the Chairman, Balanga LGA, Honourable Umaru Garba Garus, commended Governor Inuwa for bringing development to all nooks and crannies of Balanga.

The chairman said, Inuwa Yahaya Administration has executed numerous developmental projects in the LGA to include: Revitalisation/establishment Healthcare facilities in all the wards of Balanga LGA, construction of schools, provision of water supply in several communities, revitalization of Agricultural centres, construction of roads especially the one that linked Balanga North and South, among others.

Governor Inuwa announced the immediate appointment of Chokalin Waja, one of the title holders in the Balanga Chiefdom as Special Assistant to the governor on Information and Strategy.

The campaign train visited Talasse, Gelengu, Swa, Bangu and Degri wards of Balanga LGA where thousands of decampees from opposition parties were formally received and pledged to work for the overall success of the APC.

There were remarks by the Deputy Governor, His Excellency Manassah Daniel Jatau,  Dr Jamilu Isiyaka Gwamna,  APC contestants for national and state assemblies, community leaders among others.

Gov. Inuwa's Campaign Train Hits Balanga LGA, APC receives Thousands of Decampees

Credit: Ismaila Uba Missilli 

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