Borno PDP Backs Extension Of Emergency Rule, Pledges Support For Jonathan

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Borno State on Tuesday backed the federal government’s counter-insurgency efforts in the North east, especially the extension of state of emergency in the three restive states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

The party loyalists also said every measures would be taken to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan succeed at the 2015 general elections, adding that it is the PDP-led administration in the country that can speedily put an end to the Boko Haram insurgency.

Rising from a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the elders re-adopted their earlier endorsement of President Jonathan, as they promised a huge mobilisation for the president win the presidential election in 2015.

“We met again after our successful outing on Monday. We discussed many issues but specifically we restated our support for Mr. President both on his reelection and the ongoing anti- terrorist operations.  We rededicate ourselves to wresting power from the APC in Borno and commend the security agencies for their enormous sacrifices in the anti – terror war,” the party leader in the state and minister of state for power, Mohammed Wakil, told journalists.

    “We are convinced that the President is doing all humanly possible to bring the insurgency to an end. Moreover,we commend the president over his pledge to recapture all occupied territories and rebuild the North East after the war,” he added.

    The minister explained that the stakeholders were sure that only the continuity of a PDP-led federal government can speedily win the war against the terrorism in the North east and assured that Borno State will not give room for any experiments that will worsening the security situation.

    Those present at the meeting include the former governor of the state, Ali Modu Sheriff, Shettima Mustapha, Abba Gana, Mohammed Kumalia, Musa Kareto, among others.

    The stakeholders also discussed strategies to ensure the crisis free emergence of the party’s candidates for the 2015 general elections in the state.

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