Gombe State Government has denied ordering the Department of State Services, DSS, to arrest the Coordinator of Atiku Care Foundation, Ibrahim Bage.
The state Commissioner of Information, Umar Ahmed Nafada, said contrary to reports, Dankwambo never ordered the arrest of Bage.
The governor was reported to have allegedly ordered the arrest of Bage and warned him against promoting Atiku’s presidential ambition in the state.
Addressing journalists in Gombe, Nafada said the state governor never intimidated anyone against campaigning for Atiku.
Nafada described the report as lies concocted by some certain people to cause disharmony between the governor and the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
According to Nafada, “There has always been good understanding and rapport between Governor Dankwambo and Atiku Abubakar on both political and inter-personal bases.
“As such, those using any means of smear campaign against our peace-loving governor will never succeed.”