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Borno PDP Advised To Unite For Success In Election
By Mustapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Borno State have advised members to eschew divisive tendencies and unite for the party’s success at the upcoming elections.
Recent media reports had indicated that the party appeared to be divided between two governorship aspirants, Mohammed Imam and Gambo Lawan, who had both received endorsements at separate times as the PDP’s candidate at the forthcoming election.
The chairman of the party in Borno Central Senatorial District, Umar Mustapha Kaleri, who addressed party supporters Monday in Maiduguri, admonished them to come together and work for the victory of the party at the forthcoming elections, adding that they must eschews division and work in obedience to the party constitution.
“We appeal to all our party men and women to respect the ruling of the Abuja High Court which affirmed the successful emergence of Gambo Lawan as PDP Borno state governorship candidate 2015.”
“We also call on the good people of the state to remain focused and support the PDP to bring about the much needed change in our dear state given the shackles of insurgency and bad governance that has resulted in multi-dimensional poverty in all segment of our lives,” the zonal chairman of the party said.
Kaleri further stated that the PDP in Borno State had grown to become an indivisible entity of committed, tested, trusted and experienced party men and women of common vision and transformational programmes, adding that that the PDP does not consist of camps such as old and new PDP exist as insinuated by other parties.
The zonal chairman insisted that as it stands Lawan and not Imam is the candidate of the party at the election, debunking a report making the rounds that the latter had approached the court for a stay of execution on the verdict which replaced him as the party candidate.
Kaleri implored all party members to stick by the decision of the Abuja High Court which upheld Lawan’s emergence as candidate until otherwise decided.