…Debunks Social Media Reports Of Fracas Among Party Members In Borno
By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri
The governor of Birno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, is the candidate to beta in the 2023 governorship election.
This was declared by tbe Borno State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon Ali Bukar Dalori, who also added that going by the unprecedented achievements recorded in the last three and half years of the Zulum administration, coupled with restoration of peace, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of internally displaced persons, IDPs, back to their liberated communities, the APC has a better chance than any political party to win all elective positions.
The APC chairman stated this on Wednesday during an interactive parley with journalists in Maiduguri on the allegations levelled against him, which also went viral on the social media, that he had accused Governor Zulum of not doing enough to unite party supporters ahead of the 2023 polls.
Hon Dalori said that ordinarily, he does not want to join issues with the opposition parties, especially the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which is hellbent on hiring some people to concoct fake news against the APC, which is the only united party in the state.
He added that but for the purpose of clarity, he challenged anyone making the allegations to come up with facts publicly on how the APC is divided, as being alleged by faceless individuals on social media platforms.
He said, “It is shameful to hear that a faceless individual posted on his Facebook page with my picture that I accused His Excellency, Governor Babagana Zulum of dividing our great party, the APC. This is fake news and should be discountenanced.
“Of course, as the 2023 general elections draws nearer, it is not surprising that some desperate and failed members of the opposition parties, especially the sinking PDP, would always concoct all sorts of baseless allegations against our great party, the APC, but we will never be distracted by their antics.
“Going by the unprecedented achievements recorded in the last three and half years of the Zulum administration, with the restoration of peace, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of internally displaced persons, IDPs, back to their liberated communities, the APC has a better chance to win all elective positions in Borno and Nigeria as a whole, by God’s grace.”
He called on the teaming supporters of the APC, and by extension lovers of democracy under the Zulum led-administration, to disassociate themselves from fake news, mostly portrayed in the social media space by enemies of progress, and continue to give their unflinching support to and cooperation with the good policies and programmes towards taking Borno from its wood and reposition it better than it was before.