As scheming and manipulations continue to fill the political space ahead of the 2019 general elections, Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has called on the people of Gombe State to support the ambition of a famous contractor in the State, Alhaji Bala Bello Tinka.
Dankwambo made the call through his Deputy, Mr. Charles Iliya, during the 20th anniversary celebration of Tinka’s Company, Tinka Point Limited, held at the Pantami Township Stadium, Gombe.
According to the Governor, following the track record and hard work of Tinka, the people of the State should support him in achieving whatever ambition he has.
After extolling the virtues of Alhaji Bala Bello Tinka, he said “if people of Gombe want to send someone who will represent them well, then here is Tinka”.
He said, “Bala Tinka dines and wines with the high and mighty due to his hard work. He has equally eased some of our problems as a government by employing hundreds of youth in his company”.
Speaking earlier, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company, Dr. Bala Bello Tinka said, through hard work and resilience, the Gombe based construction company started as a small enterprise called Bala Tinka Enterprise, and in 1986, he incorporated the company into a sub-contractor with Impressit Bakalori.
A group of young politicians in Gombe state, Gombe Political Awareness Forum (GOPAF) has appealed to the state commissioner of finance and economic planning, Alh. Hassan Mohammed to heed to the various calls on him to contest the Gombe governorship seat in 2019. “Gombe Political Awareness Forum has observed with keen interest the clamour by various communities and groups in the state for Alh. Hassan Mohammed to contest the Gombe governorship seat. We have no option other than to join in the plea,” GOPAF said. The group chairman Suleiman Ahmed Kumo who made the appeal in a statement made available to OUR SOURCE in Gombe on Wednesday, described Hassan as the most appropriate, most deserving and most suitable aspirant across political divides in the state to occupy the governorship seat. “After a close monitoring of interested persons and their contributions to Gombe State in particular and the nation at large, Gombe Political awareness forum, unanimously and without reservations, has endorsed him and solicit the support of all Gombe State people for this glorious quest,” Ahmed said. Hassan attributed the reason why they trusted Hassan to his achievements and his brilliant contributions to the economic, political and social development of Gombe state According to the group, Hassan has an outstanding record as a commissioner and had proven to be one of the brightest and vibrant commissioner in the state executive council, considering his contributions to the success story of the present administration. “His contributions to the success story of the Dankwambo administration has proved him to be committed and dedicated to the challenges facing the state as such he is the right person to take over from Dankwambo in 2019.” “What makes his candidacy particularly appealing is the fact that he has already spent creditable years serving in various capacities in government. His years of service as an accomplished senator and commissioner, gives him more experience and broad-mindedness than any other probable candidate. More importantly, he has a wonderful rapport with people at the grassroots and abroad.” The group added. The group then solicited the support of all well meaning people of Gombe state to ensure the actualisation of Hassan’s governorship project.