A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, has denied the allegations that he threatened to harm the people of Bolari Ward of Gombe metropolis if they refused to vote for his party.
It would be recalled that people of the Bolari community had petitioned the police, accusing Gwamna of threatening their lives during a political gathering in the area.
But speaking to Daily Trust Tuesday in Gombe, Gwamna said as a respected son of the area, he only went to the area to canvas votes for his party ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
He said, “I gather people to seek their support for my party. And I said people should come out and vote for Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.
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“It was a passionate appeal, and there was nowhere I mentioned that someone’s mother will give birth to another child. During the last election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) brought thugs to that area, so I only warned them that this time they should not dare do that because anyone who comes near the ballot box that day will be removed from the area.
“And I used the word in Hausa and they now misinterpreted that to mean that they are going to be killed, which is not correct.”