PDP cannot dislodge APC in Borno - Wakawa
A member of the Borno State House of Assembly, Ayuba Stephen Wakawa, yesterday, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will find it difficult to win any election in the state.
Wakawa, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who represents Hawul State constituency, said the PDP-led federal government did not do anything in Borno State since 1999, adding that this situation encouraged the people to remain with the opposition.
The Minister of State for Power, Alhaji Mohammed Wakil, who was recently in Maiduguri said the PDP will take over power from the APC, stressing that the federal government had carried out many projects in Borno and Yobe states.
Wakawa, however, maintained that the people of Borno will remain loyal to the APC.
He said: “Politics is all about people and if we have been in power since the time of APP, then ANPP and now APC, it is because we have been with the people. APC is a party of the people in Borno State, and we do not need to engage in any battle of words with anyone over 2015 because there is no basis for doing that.
“Before the appointment of the present minister of state for power, who was quoted in the media talking about 2015, we have never been visited by any officer of the federal government who has come to show concern to us in the state over the ongoing insurgency.
“None of these so-called Borno PDP politicians were around, all of them went and hid in some comfortable places in Lagos and Abuja. They were off the scene completely. So now that politics is around the corner, they are talking about 2015. Do they think the people of Borno are fools?
The legislator also commended the leadership qualities of Governor Kashim Shettima.