Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dakwambo, has commended his Ekiti State counterpart, Mr Ayodele Fayose for what he called tremendous achievements in the state for just two years in office.
Governor Dakwambo gave the commendation during the foundation laying ceremony of a town hall which was at no cost to the state government, at the Palace of Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi, in the state’s capital in southwest Nigeria.
Mr Dakwambo stated that Governor Fayose had exhibited that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the only party that had the interest of the common people at heart.
He also lauded Mr Fayose’s administration, describing him as a man of great ideas.
The Gombe State Governor further pledged his administration’s support for the government and people of Ekiti State throughout the construction of the project.
On his part, Governor Fayose revealed that the project would cost 150 Naira and would be founded by his friends.
Oba Aladesanmi commended both governors and prayed God to grant their heart desires.
The Supreme Court has ordered the Gombe State governorship election petition tribunal to re-try the petition against the Governor Ibrahim Dakwambo of the People Democratic Party (PDP).
In a judgement delivered by a full panel of the apex court, the court unanimously dismissed the appeal on ground that the tribunal had only emphasised on technicalities in arriving at its decision.
Reading the judgement, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun held that the tribunal was wrong to have dismissed the petition on ground of technicalities.
The tribunal sitting in Gombe had earlier dismissed the petition filed by the African Democratic Congress (ADC) challenging the victory of Governor Dankwambo in the April 11 governorship elections.
The petition was nullified and dismissed by the tribunal on the ground of competency of the petitioner’s counsel, Sam Kagbo, as a legal practitioner.
The petitioner’s counsel had signed the petition as Sam Kagbo whereas on the roll of lawyers, the name is Sam Peter Kagbo.
Not satisfied with the ruling, ADC approached the Court of Appeal challenging the decision and the Court of Appeal in its judgement ordered the tribunal to retry the petition.
Governor Dakwambo later approached the apex court seeking to set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated medical consumables worth millions of Naira to victims of the bomb blast at two Motor parks in Gombe State, north-east Nigeria.
The items donated by NEMA on behalf of the Federal Government came as part of measures to enhance their speedy treatment.
The donation was made by the Director General of NEMA, Dr Mohammed Sidi, on Sunday, when he visited the victims at the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, in company of the State Governor, Ibrahim Dakwambo.
He said his visit was to assess the impact of the blast and also commiserate with the State government and people of Gombe State over the unfortunate incident.
He prayed for the quick recovery of the injured ones and commended the hospital management for its prompt intervention in trying to save the lives of the victims.
Governor Dakwambo expressed shock that the suicide bombers could gain access inside the motor park, despite the water tight security put in place by the motor park officials.
He then promised that the State government would bear the cost of treatment of the victims, advising transport workers to ensure adequate security at their various motor parks so as to avoid future attacks by the insurgents.
The Chief Medial Director of the hospital also assured Governor Dakwambo and the NEMA officials that the victims were in stable condition.