Buhari's Posters: APC Issues Gombe Governor 10-Day Ultimatum
All Progressive Congress (APC) in Gombe state over the weekend issued a ten day ultimatum to Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo to replace President Muhammadu Buhari’s billboards and posters or they will be compelled to protect their rights as citizens.
The State Government had last Monday, through the State Traffic and Environmental Marshals, removed all APC billboards and posters including that of the President in all parts of the State capital.
Addressing newsmen at the weekend in Gombe, the state secretary of the APC, Bello Kasimu Maigari, condemned the governor's action.
“If the state government fails to return all our billboards and posters including that of President Buhari within 10 days, we shall be compelled to stand up and protect our rights as citizens,” the APC warned.
Bello Maigari also accused the governor of allegedly co-sponsoring the “resume or resign” protest against Buhari while he was away on medical leave.
However, the ruling PDP government, through the state Commissioner of Information, Umar Ahmed Sulaiman, debunked the claim, saying the APC is only crying foul over legitimate state regulations.
Sulaiman said huge sums of money were paid to government and private owned sanitation agencies to ensure that the state capital and other places are kept clean, stating that the places were rather being abused daily.
“The ban does not single out any political party, even billboards and posters belonging to the PDP candidates are not spared,” the commissioner added.
Sulaiman said the governor has never sponsored a campaign against the president while he was away. “Rather the administration had maintained weekly prayer sessions in mosques and churches for his quick recovery,” he added.