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Gombe: “No intimidation, blackmail against us will succeed” – Tangale Community Leader

…As body elects, swears-in new Acting Leaders. 

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The new Acting National Chairman of Tangale Community Development Association (TCDA), Mr. Pheneas Gambo, has solicited for unity and support of all Tangale people to enable him succeed in the journey ahead.

He also expressed humility by the unanimous decision taken by the General Assembly of TCDA for making him and his team leaders to serve the Tangale Nation, and promised to do their best to deliver.

Mr. Gambo, however, stated that Tangale is founded on the solid ground of righteousness, and no amount of intimidation, blackmail or oppression will succeed against her.

The chairman made the assertions during their inauguration as new acting leadership that will pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

Mr. Gambo promised to continue to build on efforts being made to address pressing issues in the community, and promised “to hit the ground running” in the implementation of the blueprints on ground.

“Tangale was founded on the solid ground of righteousness, and no amount of intimidation, blackmail or oppression will succeed against her,” he said.

On the Tangale persons behind bars, the chairman said his team will consult other stakeholders towards their release.

Speaking at the occasion in Billiri, in Gombe State, the member representing Board of Trustees of the association, Dr. Daniel Maddo, called on Tangale people to re-commit and re-dedicate themselves towards the development of their land, despite prevailing challenges in the Tangale nation and Nigeria.

He said the situation the Tangale people have found themselves called for deep reflections and more resolve to forge ahead in the face of daunting challenges.

Dr. Maddo commended his kinsmen for their “resilience, doggedness and unwavering commitment” to stay afloat, despite differences emanating from shades of opinions and personal interests.

Also speaking, a Tangale elder statesman, Mr. Danladi Bako, from Tal, charged people of the land to remain focused and determined to birth a new Tangale nation where everyone would be proud of.

“As we approach the general election, come 2023, we have the responsibility to change things we don’t like; and for us to do that, we must fully participate in the electoral processes to elect credible leaders, just like we have done with the election of new leadership in TCDA,” he said.

Members of the new interim executive include, Mr Reuben Bauna, as Acting Secretary; Mr James Pass, as Acting Financial Secretary; Mr. Ishaku Bello, as Acting Treasurer; Mr Raya Mailamba, as Acting Director of Socials; Richard Yusuf, as Acting PRO, and Solomon Dangoje, as Acting Auditor, respectively.

The General Assembly selected and ratified the new acting leadership on 11th October, 2022, in its meeting in Billiri Town, according to a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday evening.

“Going by TCDA constitution, the General Assembly is the highest decision-making body that has final say on affairs of the Association,” it noted.

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