The Governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya has blamed his predecessor, Goje Danjuma for the recent political clashes in the state.
Yahaya accused Goje, who is also the Senator representing Gombe Central in the National Assembly, of bringing thugs into the state to wreak havoc.
The governor said Senator Danjuma, who is also a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), want to be controlling him, alleging that he called him aside and told him to be doing only the things he says.
The governor disclosed this while fielding questions from correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, stressing that he will not tolerate such an attitude from the former governor and serving senator.
“Well, the party has its principles and that’s what obtains in every party and that of Gombe cannot be different.
“As a party, during our convention, we agreed to use consensus and Goje himself told the party members that he trusts me; that I will do the right thing peacefully and I have been doing my best for our party.
“But for him to later call me aside and say we should only do what he says, that is what I will not do and will not tolerate.”
He affirmed that the security situation in the state has now normalised, alleging that the former governor tried to cause mayhem but the people resisted.
“The security situation in my state is calm now and people are going about their normal activities.
“The issue we had before now was caused by a former Governor of the state, Danjuma Goje, a serving Senator, who you all know.
“He tried causing mayhem, and the people resisted that but as a result of the skirmish that ensued, lives were lost and some people’s properties were destroyed. That is what we as a government are kicking against.
“Everybody knows he was the one that brought the killer thugs known as Kalare in Gombe but as the Governor of the State, I will not tolerate Kalare and whoever is involved in Kalare activities, no matter how highly placed, we will stop him and we will end Kalare by the Grace of God.”