By Tajudeen Ahmad Tijjani
This is a response to the mischievous interview published by the Dailypost on Friday, which was credited to one Dr Garus Gololo. This brings the camp of Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo to our feet and compels us to officially clear the air on this purported interview lest the general public confuses the pseudonym Garus Gololo as the reputable Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo.
Dr Garus Gololo was quoted by the Daily Post to have said, “APC should field Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, for an overwhelming victory in the 2023 presidential election”. In the interview, he uttered many unprintable statements on some of the party’s critical stakeholders like our National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha and the incumbent Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
To avoid doubt, Gololo is a name of a particular village in Gamawa LGA of Bauchi State, which many aboriginals use as their last name as it’s a common practice in Northern Nigeria. Therefore, anybody can pick the surname Gololo, but there is no APC chieftain with such a name in our blessed constituency to the best of our knowledge. We suspect it’s done to soil the courteous relationship between our Boss and the APC hierarchy.
Our Boss, Honorable Muhammad Garba Gololo, who was a representative of Gamawa Federal Constituency 2015-2019 in the green chamber, and a stakeholder in his own right and a loyal member of the APC, has nothing to do with that malicious interview.
It’s pertinent to remind the public that the relationship between Honorable Muhammad Gololo, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, Bola Ahmad Tinubu, Governor Babagana Zulum, Mr Synergy, Boss Gida Mustapha and Governor Akeredolu is cordial and intact. Therefore, no amount of blackmail would jeopardize the long-standing friendship that was built on trust and disposition.
Indisputably, Honorable Gololo is a firm believer in destiny. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, only God, the creator of the universe, gives power to whom he so wishes at his appointed time, regardless of tribe, religious or political inclination. Besides, health and life are prerogatives of God; none of us has the guarantee of reaching tomorrow talkless of 2023 that’s far ahead.
Notwithstanding, Hon. Garba Gololo as a devoted APC member is opposed to anything contrary to the provisions of our great party’s Constitution, which has yet to zone its presidential candidate to any region. However, let’s make it clear that our camp will not allow any deliberate or coincidental attempt to set up our principal against the party he laboured for right from its founding days all through the thick and thin that brought it to power.
We hope the general public will accept this as a disclaimer from the political camp of Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo, which categorically disassociated our principal from the said interview.
Tajudeen Ahmad Tijjani writes from Bauchi State.