PDP can­not dis­lodge APC in Borno - Wakawa

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Hamza Idris, Maiduguri

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.

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