One of the candidates that contested in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s gubernatorial primaries in Borno State, Mohammed Makinta, has been appointed honorary special adviser on projects.by the All Progressives Congress-led government of Kashim Shettima
Makinta contested for the PDP governorship primaries which was controversially won by Mohammed Imam, who is seen as a political godson of former governor Ali Modu Sheriff.
The perceived winner of the contest, Gambo Lawan, went to court to challenge the result while Makinta retraced his steps back to APC and has now been been rewarded.
Makinta’s appointment was contained in a statement issued by the media adviser to the governor, Isa Gusa.
According to the statement, the former House of Representatives member and ex – commissioner for education and health’s experience was key, adding that the appointment was with immediate effect.
In addition to being a former education and health commissioner, Makinta was the first state chairman of the All People’s Party, APP, which later became All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP, and a onetime deputy national chairman of the Alliance for Democracy, AD.