Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has said that he will use the oil field in the state to campaign for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Yahaya stated this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.
Earlier Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari kicked off the oil drill on Kolmani site in the north.
Kolmani OPLs 809 and 810 are located in Bauchi and Gombe states.
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The governor added that the development was purely for business, and not politics.
He said, “Nobody can say this is because of politics. Several governments had past, but we can see the political benefit of it, no doubt; but this is not politics this is business.”
The governor stated that the state government was in talks with investors, saying the government was doing everything possible to improve the lives of the citizens of the state.
When asked if he would use the new oil field for campaign, Inuwa said, “Definitely why not? We take credit for the activities that are happening now because it happened under the leadership of Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari. And myself and Buahri are all APC. Distinguish Senator (Ndume) is APC also. Why shouldn’t we take the political credit of it?”