By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
The Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam on Saturday explained that contrary to the rumours being peddled in the media about an alleged frosty relationship existing between him and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate was excused from having a political rally in the state for security reasons.
The governor who spoke at a grand rally of the APC in Damaturu, stated that the APC flagbearer was excused due to the prevalent insecurity of the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway which he would have to pass through to conduct a campaign rally in the state capital.
The governor expressed amusement at reports that Buhari’s absence in the state was because of the sour relationship between him and APC candidate, and accused the PDP in Yobe State of trying to score cheap political points with the rumours.
“Buhari is a straight forward person that Nigerians will benefit under his leadership,” he asserted while calling on all residents to come out en-masse to ensure victory of the APC during the March 28 presidential elections.
The governor also assured the residents of the state that if reelected, he would lift the state to new heights, while affirming that despite challenges posed by the insurgency, he has delivered excellently on his promises.
Gaidam however lamented the constraints placed by the insurgency on developmental strides in the state.