A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe state, Jibrin Barde, on Friday opined that the Gombe chapter of the PDP is a ticking time-bomb.
“The [PDP] administration is full of deception. It is a time bomb that is waiting to explode. When you have young energetic youth who are actually jobless,” he said.
“It is a fertile ground for a lot of things. We need to harness these resources and that is why I have decided to join the race.
“Our people have no access to potable drinking water, it doesn’t take the state government [anything] to maintain the dam that was constructed. The Gombe metropolis spends N5 billion annually just to buy water.
“Our education system has completely collapsed. Some of the children do not have classes they study under the trees.
According to him, “The hygiene is below human standard. Our hospitals are just mere mortuaries. This totally unacceptable given the huge amount of funds the state government has received. The state has debt to the excess of N100 billion.
“I was challenged by my 11-year-old daughter who I was taking her to school. She said now that your generation has failed and I look at her and I said ‘what do you mean?’ She said you are going to make my generation fail. It got me thinking.”