Guber Polls; Gov begs for Christian votes, says I might have committed errors, forgive me*
Gombe State Governor,
Muhammadu Yahaya, has appealed to the Christian communities in his state to forgive him of any wrongdoing he might have committed during his first term as governor of the state.
The governor gave the appeal when he met with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Gombe state chapter, at the Government House on Saturday.
As reported by The Cable,
the governor tendered the apology against the accusation that he refused 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.
In view of this, Christian leaders in the community had insinuated that the governor was attempting to impose a Muslim on the kingdom, which forced them to declare a three-day fasting and prayer.
But while speaking on Saturday, who did not mention why he was apologizing, said: “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 thanked the people for giving him their mandate in 2019 while also listing some of his administration’s achievements including the provision of quality healthcare facilities, educational upliftment, road infrastructure, and the peace and security prevalent in the state among others.
He called on the Christian community to vote for him again for the sustainability of the development of the state.
Abare Kalla, the north-east CAN chairman, commended the governor for convening the meeting and for addressing perceived misconceptions and asking for forgiveness for any wrongdoing either by him or his administration.
The Christian community at the end of the meeting unanimously agreed to forgive the governor and pledged to work toward his re-election bid.
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