Goje speaking in Abuja after the inauguration of the Gombe state APC Caretaker Committee, stated:
"I want to urge the new caretaker committee members, in the presence of the party leadership and all of you that came from Gombe, to be neutral, to be objective, to be committed in trying to unite this party. I am sure whether you belong to any other group, it is better that you have a bad APC governor than not have a governor at all.
"Even if APC is bad, it is better, because now that it is PDP government none of our members, no APC man has been giving appointment even as a councillor. So, it is very important that we unite and put our differences behind us, move forward to ensure that we form the next government in Gombe State.
"It is a special day for the APC in Gombe State in particular and APC in Nigeria. We members of the APC in Gombe State are very grateful and loyal to the national leadership of our party. We want to thank you very much for your intervention. Your intervention will save the party and make it relevant in Gombe State and Nigeria.
"I want to on behalf of all of us in APC in Gombe State regardless of the past, assure you that we will give maximum support and loyalty to the newly inaugurated leadership in the state. I want to use this opportunity to call on all other members of the APC in Gombe State to come and join us."