2015 Polls: Gov Shettima Predicts Total Victory For APC In Northeast

Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has predicted that at the end of the 2015 election, his party, the All Peoples Congress, APC, would have taken over the entire North east.

Shettima said this in Maiduguri while taking delivery of 100 bags of rice donated by the APC national leadership to those displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Zanna Mustapha, said the party would record impressive successes in all the states of the region during next year’s poll because it had stood by the people through the security crisis of the last few years.

The North east comprises six states – Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.



    Shettima advised the people of Borno State against voting for politicians who were never around to console them during the most difficult time of the Boko Haram insurgency.

    “Many of these politicians who are now regrouping to launch their political ambitions ahead of 2015 election fled our state since. They could not even come around to sympathize with our people in distress. I am urging our people not to support the political ambition of such politicians,” he said.

    The deputy governor who received the food items from the APC national welfare officer, Dikko Umaru, lauded the party for the donation, assuring that the items will be delivered to the displaced persons.

    Umaru, who delivered the items on behalf of the national chairman of the party, John Oyegun, said the gesture should be seen as a show of support and not politically motivated.

    “What is important is the heart to do it, the motive behind it and not the quantity,” he said.

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