Gombe community accuses Reps member Usman Kumo of marginalisation

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The Gona emirate in Gombe state’s Akko local government area has accused Usman Kumo, a member of the Federal House of Representatives who represents the Akko federal seat, of abandoning his residents.

Idris Abubakar, speaking on behalf of the Gona people on Wednesday, pointed out that the Gona emirate is one of Kumo’s three emirates.

Abubakar claimed in a statement that the congressman treated constituents in the Gona emirate unfairly during a recent distribution of empowerment goods in December.

According to him, “The house of representatives member gave out three cars, 15 motorcycles in Pindiga emirate and three cars and 10 motorcycles in Kumo emirate while his Gona emirate got only one car without bikes.”

“The National Assembly member in addition to the vehicles, doled out huge sums of money in the two emirates but gave a sum of only N800,000 in Gona.”

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Abubakar revealed that this transpired despite the numerical strength of the emirate, adding that Gona has the highest number of voters who represents 44.4 percent against the two others that share the remaining 55.6 percent.

“The number of voters according to the last 2019 polls, Akko had 209, 183 voters representing 44.4 percent, Kumo 70, 725 equivalent to 33.8 percent and Pindiga 45, 612 voters which is equal to 21.8 percent respectively,” Abubakar added.

As of the time of posting this report, all attempts to contact the Kumo had failed.

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