Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election coming up tomorrow, more associations have continued to drum support for the emergence of Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, as the flag bearer of the APC governorship ticket and eventually the winner of the 2019 Borno State governorship race.
The latest of them are the members of Jam- luck and Key- holders Association of the Maiduguri Monday Market branch who have called on governor Kashim Shettima to endorse Prof Zulum as his successor.
The group made their position known at a meeting held in the office of the association within the Maiduguri Monday market, the largest Market in Borno State.
Speaking at the event, chairman of the association, Mustapha Anas said they are calling on governor Kashim Shettima to support the candidature of Prof Babagana Umara Zulum as governor under the platform of APC, describing the Professor as the best choice to govern Borno State come 2019.
“As the commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Prof Zulum has shown compassion, love and diligence in discharging his duties. His efforts in various Communities have helped in returning the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their various Communities .
“It is also on record that while embarking on the reconstruction of structures destroyed by boko haram in various Communities in Borno State, Prof Zulum did not differentiate between Muslims and Christians in the rebuilding process as he reconstructed number of Churches destroyed by boko haram even though a Muslim.
“Zulum is the only aspirant amongst the governoship aspirants in Borno that understands the needs of various Communities in Borno, haven toured them all in his rebuilding activities. He is the best choice that can consolidate on the achievements of governor Kashim Shettima,” Anas said.
He noted that Zulum has contributed immensely to the development of Borno State adding that when he was rector of the Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, he transformed the institution as one of the best in the northern Nigeria.
LEADERSHIP reports that as time is ticking ahead of the Borno APC governorship primary election scheduled for Sunday, more supports have been coming the way of the candidature of Prof Zulum for the 2019 governorship election.
It was also gathered that both the traditional rulers and Borno elders after a marathon of meeting over the choice for the 2019 governorship race , settled for Prof Zulum with Government House sources whispering that governor Kashim Shettima is also on the same page with the traditional rulers and elders.
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