Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has called on supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to eschew violence and play politics according to the rules.
The governor stated this on Monday during the flag-off of the governorship campaign rally at Ramat Square in Maiduguri, the state’s capital.
He also charged politicians across the state to be peaceful, law-abiding and act in conformity with the Electoral Act. He said, “We cannot afford to create permanent enmity among ourselves for the sake of temporary offices and political positions. We must therefore respect our shared human values.”
Zulum also said his administration was fighting thuggery and street begging through outright prohibition, social reforms, social protection and job creation.
Highlighting his government’s achievements, Zulum said: “We delivered 120 capital projects in our first 100 days, 326 capital projects in our first year, 556 projects in our second year and over 600 cluster projects in our third year.”
He said before the end of January 2023, they will make available their continuity plan for another four years of working towards “Borno Accelerated Recovery Growth and Development.”
“We plan to sustain and improve our focus on reconstruction and resettlement, on healthcare, water supply, western and Islamic education, agriculture, road infrastructure and above all security of life and property,” the governor added.
A former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, described Zulum as an exceptional achiever, saying his three years’ performance had surpassed what his predecessors had done.
“For that reason, I will personally go round the 27 LGAs to campaign for him to return,” he said.
The Deputy APC National Chairman, North, Senator Abubakar Kyari, who represented the national chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said the developmental projects executed by the governor would give the party easy sail not only in the state but the country as a whole.
Also speaking, the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, called on the people in the state to come out en masse and vote for the governor.