In what came to many as a huge surprise, one time Governor of Gombe State who is currently representing Gombe Central as a Senator, Muhammad Danjuma Goje has announced his retirement from elective politics in order to give way to others particularly the upcoming politicians in the state.
While dropping the bombshell in Gombe, during a parley with APC members and other politicians supporting him at the Pantami stadium on Sunday, he however stressed emphatically that he is not leaving politics entirely but intentionally leaving the elective stage for the younger ones saying however that, “by the grace of God if alive, I will be actively involved in the campaigns in 2023.”
According to him, there are some politicians who feel he has been blocking them from achieving their dream saying, “It is time for me to leave the stage for the younger ones to occupy the stage in elective politics. From now hence, the floor is opened for anyone to contest even the Senate seat I am currently occupying in 2023”.
He stated that as a political mentor for many in the State, he will continue to remain supportive of the State Governor, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya and the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State.